Professor Harriet Hawkins

Personal profile

Harriet's research is focused on the advancement of the geohumanities, a field that sits at the intersection of geographical scholarship with arts and humanities scholarship and practice. Empirically she explores the geographies of art works and art worlds. Collaboration underpins her research practice and alongside written research she has produced artist’s books, participatory art projects and exhibitions with individual artists and range of international arts organizations including Tate, Arts Catalyst, Iniva, Furtherfield and Swiss Artists in Labs.

Harriet is the author of For Creative Geographies (Routledge 2013) and Creativity (Routledge 2016), co-editor of Geographical Aesthetics (Ashgate 2014). She also supervises a growing contingent of PhD students including practice-based PhD students in a range of creative practices. She is also an Asscociate Editor and member of the founding editorial collective of the new AAG journal GeoHumanities. 

Her research and collaborations are funded by the AHRC, The Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Arts Council, and the National Science Foundations of the US, Switzerland and China.

She is the Deputy Director of HARC (Humanities and Arts Research Centre) and Co-Director of the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities. 


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