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Klaus Dodds

Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London.


He was educated at Wellington College and the University of Bristol where he completed degrees in geography and political science. After taking up a position at the University of Edinburgh, he was appointed to a lectureship at Royal Holloway in 1994.


In 2005 Klaus Dodds was awarded the annual Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust for "an outstanding contribution to political geography and ‘critical geopolitics'"[1]

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


Klaus Dodds is a geopolitician and focuses his work on, amongst others, the representation of space in visual media like internet, movies and pictures. He is also engaged in research about the geopolitics of the South Pole.

Selected publications

His books include Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2007) and Pink Ice: Britain and the South Atlantic Empire (I B Tauris 2002).


External links

  • Klaus Dodds' Faculty Profile at the University of London
  • Read an interview with Klaus Dodds by Theory Talks (May 2008)
  • Radio interview with Klaus Dodds regarding the implications of an ice-free Arctic for geopolitics and security (November 2009)
  • Google Books search on Klaus Dodds

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