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Dr Alice Watson

Dr Alice Watson

Dr Alice Watson

  • Stipendiary Lecturer in Human Geography
  • ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Geography


Alice is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Human Geography at St Peter’s College. She teaches undergraduate geographers a range of subjects, including Prelims Human Geography, FHS Space, Place, and Society, and FHS Environmental Geography. Alice also co-supervises third-year dissertation students.


Alice is an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Geography. She was recently Principal Investigator on an AHRC-funded research grant which sought to engage the public in research about the BBC for the broadcaster’s centenary. Prior to this, Alice completed her ESRC-funded DPhil in Geography under the supervision of Prof Gillian Rose and Prof Fiona McConnell. During her DPhil, Alice was a 450th Anniversary Scholar at St John’s College. In addition to her doctorate, Alice holds an MA (First Class Hons) in Geography from the University of St Andrews and an MSc (with distinction) in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. Alice’s research interests broadly lie in media and popular culture, critical and popular geopolitics, and migration, displacement, and borders.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Watson, A. 2024. Listening to Europe’s Migration ‘Crisis’: The discursive, affective, and imaginative responses of audiences to BBC Radio 4 broadcasts. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 00, 1-20.

Watson, A. 2024. The production of ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ on BBC Radio 4: A popular geopolitical analysis. Area, 00, 1-8.

Watson, A., 2023. Radio and the Anti-Geopolitical Ear: Imaginative Geographies of a Syrian Family’s Journey to Europe on BBC Radio 4. Social & Cultural Geography, pp.1-20.

Watson, A. (2023). Radio geopolitics: Imaginative geographies of Europe's migration ‘crisis’ on BBC Radio 4Political Geography, 107, pp.1-10.

Book Reviews

Watson, A., 2022. Prisms of prejudice: mediating the Middle East from the United States, Karin Gwinn Wilkins. Social and Cultural Geography, 23(8): pp.1196-1199.

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