Richard C. Powell, BA, MA, PhD
Reader in Arctic Studies and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College
Cultural, Political and Historical Geographer with expertise in Polar Regions
Richard is the Principal Investigator in the 5-year Arctic Cultures project and will be working alongside four Post Doctoral Researchers and a Project Coordinator at museums, archives, libraries and repositories across Europe and North America, as well as in Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.
Richard’s wider research interests encompass historical and cultural geographies, the geopolitics of territory and resources, geographies of science, and the histories of the social and natural sciences. His fieldwork has focused on the Circumpolar Arctic (specifically Nunavut, Greenland and northern Norway), as well as Denmark, Canada, the US and the UK.
Richard is Reader in Arctic Studies at the University of Cambridge. He was previously Director of the MPhil Polar Studies at the Scott Polar Research Institute and Department of Geography. He has worked at SPRI since April 2017, and is also Fellow and Director of Studies at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He was previously Associate Professor in Human Geography, and a Tutorial Fellow at Mansfield College, at the University of Oxford (2010-2017), and before that was a Lecturer (Grade B) in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool (2006-10).
Richard welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students or Post-doctoral Fellows, as well as potential collaborators and those interested in his research.
Read more about Richard on his University of Cambridge webpage: Richard C. Powell