The word ‘geography’ refers to ‘earth-writing’ (Barnes and Duncan 1992). As an earth-writer, the role of the geographer is to communicate knowledge about the world we live in, through the written word. The humanistic geographer Yi-Fu Tuan explains the importance of language to making sense of spatial phenomena (1991). For Tuan, geographical knowledge comes into being through writing. Words that describe geographical worlds come to forge and form those worlds (Tuan 1991, 692). Writing is a privilege and writing is also powerful. It is a process that we should be both critical and reflexive of.


  1. Peters K, Anderson J, Davies A and Steinberg P (2022) (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Ocean Space. Routledge: Abingdon.
  2. Brown, M and Peters K (2018) (eds) Living with the Seas: Knowledge, Awareness and Action. Routledge: Abingdon.
  3. Peters K, Stratford E and Steinberg P (2018) (eds) Territory Beyond Terra. Rowman and Littlefield: London
  4. Peters K (2017) Rebel Radio: Sound, Space and Society. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke.
  5. Peters K (2017) Your Human Geography Dissertation: Designing, Doing, Delivering. SAGE Publications: London.
  6. Turner J and Peters K (2017) (eds) Carceral Mobilities: interrogating motion in incarceration. Routledge: Abingdon.
  7. Anim-Addo A, Hasty W and Peters K (2015) (eds) The Mobilities of Ships. Routledge: Abingdon.
  8.  Anderson J and Peters K (2014) (eds) Water Worlds: Human geographies of the ocean. Ashgate: Farnham. (reprinted in paperback in 2016)

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  1. Conde M, Mondré A, Peters K and Steinberg P (2022) ‘Mining ontological questions of ‘what’ and ‘who’: Deepening discussions of the seabed for future policy and governance’. Maritime Studies (Accepted)
  2. Franke A, Peters K, Hinkel J, Hornidge A-K, Schlüter A, Zielinski O, Wiltshire KH, Jacob U, Krause G, Hillebrand H (2022) Making the UN Ocean Decade work? The potential for, and challenges of, transdisciplinary research & real-world laboratories for building towards ocean solutions. People and Nature (Accepted)
  3. Dajka J-C, Antonucci di Cavalho J, Ryabov A, Scheiffarth G, Rönn L, Dekker R, Peters K, Leberecht B, Hillebrand H (2022) Modelling drivers of biodiversity change emphasizes the need for multivariate assessments and rescaled targeting for management Conservation Science and Practice (Accepted)
  4. Gadsen G, Peters K and Dajka JC (2022) Academic Engagement with Wadden Sea Stakeholders: A Review of Past Foci and Possible Futures. Frontiers in Marine Science https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.816609
  5. Grove K, Benjaminsen T, Costalli S, Menga F Nagel C, Peters K and Vradisg, A (2022) To forty more years of Political Geography. Political Geography, 94 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102581
  6. Wingfield T, Macdonald, N, Peters K, Spees J (2021) Barriers to mainstream adoption of catchment wide Natural Flood Management, a transdisciplinary problem framing study of delivery practice. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) 25(12), 6239-6259.
  7. Hoskins G and Peters K (2021) Near-Earth Object Geographies: Collision Heritage and Planetary Precarity. Society and Space. Available at: https://www.societyandspace.org/articles/near-earth-object-geographies-collisionheritage-and-planetary-precarity
  8. Peters K (2021) Sound, Space, Society: Rebel Radio Book Forum – Response. The Geographical Review. (early online) https://doi.org/10.1080/00167428.2021.1916327
  9. Tilot V , Willaert K, Guilloux B, Chen W, Mulalap CY, Gaulme F, Bambridge T, Peters K and Dahl AL (2021) Traditional dimensions of seabed resource management in the context of Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific: Learning from the socio-ecological interconnectivity between island communities and the ocean realm, Frontiers in Marine Science (accepted)
  10. Peters K (2021) For the place of terrain and materialist ‘re‘-returns: Experience, life, force and the importance of the socio-cultural. Dialogues in Human Geography (accepted)
  11. Grove K, Peters K, Nagel C, Benjaminsen T, Costalli S, Menga F and Vradisg, A (2021) Making time in 2020. Political Geography, 84 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2020.102332
  12. Darlington-Pollock F and Peters K (2020) ‘Progress in the study of health and migration: Mobilising the new mobilities paradigm’ Progress in Human Geography (Early online) DOI: 10.1177/03091325209681510
  13. Peters K (2020) The territories of governance: Unpacking the ontologies and geophilosophies of fixed to flexible ocean management, and beyond. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. online https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0458
  14. Benjaminsen T, Costalli S, Grove K, Menga F, Nagel C, Peters K and Vradisg, A (2020) Political geography in and for 2020. Political Geography, 82 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2020.102258
  15. Peters K and Squire R (2020) Oceanic Travels: Future Voyages for Moving Deep and Wide within the “New Mobilities Paradigm” Transfers, 9 (2), 101-111 (DOI: 10.3167/TRANS.2019.090207)
  16. Benjaminsen T, Costalli S, Grove K, Menga F, Nagel C, Peters K and Vradisg, A (2020) Making and breaking boundaries in times of transition. Political Geography, 76 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102130
  17. Peters K (2020) Deep routeing and the making of ‘Maritime Motorways’: Beyond surficial geographies of connection for governing global shipping. Geopolitics, 25(1), 43-64 DOI: /full/10.1080/14650045.2019.1567499)
  18. Peters K and Steinberg P (2019) The ocean in excess: Towards a more-than-wet ontology. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(3) 293–307 (DOI: 2043820619872886)
  19. Steinberg P and Peters K (2019) Cross-currents and undertows: A response. Dialogues in Human Geography, 9(3) 333–338 (DOI: 10.1177/2043820619879521)
  20. Wingfield T, Macdonald, N, Peters K, Spees J. and Potter K (2019) Natural Flood Management: Beyond the evidence debate. Area 51(4) 743-751 (DOI.org/10.1111/area.12535)
  21. Peters K and Turner J (2018) ‘Unlock the volume: Towards a politics of Capacity’ Antipode 50(4) 1037-1056 (DOI: 10.1111/anti.12397)
  22. Peters K and Brown M (2017) ‘Writing with the sea: in/experienced encounters in ocean space. Cultural Geographies 24(4) 617–624 (DOI: 1474474017702510)
  23. Peters K (2017). Touching the oceans. WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, 45(1), 278-281 (DOI: 10.1353/wsq.2017.0033)
  24. Merriman P and Peters K (2017) ‘Military mobilities in an age of global war’ Journal of Historical Geography 58, 53-60 (DOI: 9781138184046)
  25. Merriman P, Peters K, Adey, P Cresswell T, Forthyse I, and Woodward R (2017) ‘Interventions: military mobilities’ Political Geography 56, pp. 44-52 (DOI:10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.11.003)
  26. Peters K and Turner J (2016) Rethinking mobility in criminology: Beyond horizontal mobilities of prisoner transportation’ Punishment and Society 19(1), 96-114 (DOI:10.1177/1462474516654463)
  27. Steinberg P and Peters K (2016) ‘Wet Ontologies, fluid Spaces: giving depth to volume through oceanic thinking’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 33 (2) pp. 247-264 (DOI: 10.1068/d14148p)
  28. Peters K and Turner J (2015) ‘Between crime and colony: interrogating (im)mobilities aboard the convict ship’ Social and Cultural Geography.  16(7), 844-862. (DOI: 10.1080/1464365.2015.1009853)
  29. Peters K (2015) ‘Drifting: towards mobilities at sea’ Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 40 (2) pp.262-272 (DOI: 10.1111/tran.12074)
  30. Turner J and Peters K (2015) ‘Unlocking carceral atmospheres: extraordinary encounters at the prison museum’. Visual Communication (early online) (DOI: 10.1177/1470357215579599
  31. Peters K (2014) ‘Tracking (im)mobilities at sea: ships, boats and surveillance strategies’. Mobilities  9 (3) pp. 414- 431(DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2014.9467733)
  32. Peters K and Steinberg P (2014) ‘Volume and vision: Fluid frames of thinking ocean space’. Harvard Design Magazine 35 pp.124-129
  33. Peters K and Turner J (2014) ‘Fixed term attachments: negotiating mobility and a sense of place as a temporary teaching fellow’. Environment and Planning A 46 (10) pp. 2317-2331 (DOI:10.1068/a46294) Response published in 2015, 47 pp.1015-1016
  34. Anim-Addo A, Hasty W, Peters K (2014) ‘The mobilities of ships and shipped mobilities’. Mobilities 9 (3) pp. 337-349 (DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2014.946773
  35. Peters K (2013) ‘Regulating the radio pirates: rethinking the control of offshore broadcasting stations through a maritime perspective’ Media History 19 (3) pp. 337-353 (DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2013.817838)
  36. Peters K (2012) ‘Manipulating material hydro-worlds: rethinking human and more-than-human relationality through offshore radio piracy’ Environment and Planning A 44 (5) pp.1241-1254 (DOI: 10.1068/a44413)
  37. Hasty W and Peters K (2012) ‘The geographies of the ship and the ship in geography’. Geography Compass 6 (11) pp. 660-676 (DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12005)
  38. Peters K (2011) ‘Sinking the radio pirates: exploring British strategies of governance in the North Sea, 1964-1991’ Area 43 (3) pp. 281-287(DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-1462.2011.01027) Runner up for the RGS Prize for new research in Geography
  39. Peters K (2011) ‘Negotiating the “place” and “placement” of banal tourist souvenirs in the home’ Tourism Geographies 13 (2) pp. 234-256 (DOI: 10.1080/1416688.2011.569570)
  40. Peters K (2010) ‘Future promises for contemporary social and cultural geographies of the seas’, Geography Compass 2 (6) pp. 1260-1272 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2010.00372.x)

Book chapters

  1. Chen W, Peters K, Amon D, Baker M, Childs J, Conte M, Gollner S, Magnussen K, Mondre A, Navrud S, Singh P, Steinberg P and Willaert K ‘Assembling the seabed: Pan-European and interdisciplinary advances in understanding seabed mining’ In, Hornidge AK and Partelow S (eds) Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science. Springer (forthcoming)
  2. Anderson J, Davies A, Peters K and Steinberg P (2022) ‘Placing and Situating Ocean Space(s)’ In Peters K, Anderson J, Davies A and Steinberg P (eds) Routledge Handbook of Ocean Space. Routledge: Abingdon.
  3. Peters K (2021) ‘Writing (extra)planetary geographies of weather worlds’, In Barry, K, Borovnik M and Edensor T (eds) Weather: Spaces, Mobilities and Affects. Routledge: Abingdon pp. 250-262.
  4. Whittaker G R and Peters K (2021) ‘Research with Sound: An Audio Guide’. In von Benzon N, Holton M, Wilkinson C and Wilkinson S (eds) Creative Methodologies. Sage: London pp.129-140
  5. Whittaker G R and Peters K (2021) ‘Researching Music: An Audio Guide’. In von Benzon N, Holton M, Wilkinson C and Wilkinson S (eds) Creative Methodologies. Sage: London pp. 217-228
  6. Riley M, Turner J, Hayes S and Peters K (2021) ‘Mobile Interviews by Land, Air and Sea’. In von Benzon N, Holton M, Wilkinson C and Wilkinson S (eds) Creative Methodologies. Sage: London pp.141-152
  7. Peters K (2018) Ocean regions. In Harrison J, Jones M, Paasi A (eds)The Elgar Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories. Edward Elgar Publishing: London.
  8. Peters K (2018) ‘Light Offshore: governing dark waters in shipping straits’. In Edensor T and Strang V (eds) To the Lighthouse. Ashgate: Farnham.
  9. Peters K (2018) ‘The Elements’. In Peters K, Stratford E and Steinberg P (2018) (eds) Territory Beyond Terra. Rowman and Littlefield: London pp. 96-99.
  10. Peters K and Turner J (2017) ‘Carceral mobilities: A manifesto for mobilities, an agenda for Carceral studies’. In Turner J and Peters K Carceral Mobilities: Interrogating Movement in Incarceration. Routledge, pp. 1-14
  11. Peters K and Turner J (2017) ‘Journeying towards new methods in prison tourism research: Mobilising penal histories at the convict ship exhibition’. In Hodgkinson S and Walby K (eds) Handbook of Prison Tourism. Palgrave: Basingstoke, pp. 631-659
  12. Peters K (2016) ‘Oceans and Seas’. In Richardson D et al (eds) International Encyclopedia of Geography. AAG-Wiley: USA
  13. Turner J and Peters K (2015) ‘Doing Time-Travel: Performing past and present at the prison museum’. In Morin K and Moran D (eds) Historical Geographies of Prisons: Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past. Routledge: London pp. 71-87.
  14. Peters K (2014) ‘Taking more-than-human geographies to sea: ocean natures and offshore radio piracy’. In Anderson J and Peters K (eds) Waterworlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean. Ashgate: Farnham pp. 177-191.
  15. Anderson J and Peters K (2014) ‘‘A perfect and absolute blank’: Human geographies of water worlds’. In Anderson J and Peters K (eds) Waterworlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean. Ashgate: Farnham pp. 3-19
  16. Peters K (2014) ‘Material transformations: place, process and the capacity of tourist souvenirs in the home’. In Lean G, Staiff R and Waterton E (eds) Travel and Transformation. Ashgate: Farnham pp. 205–221

Review articles

  1. Peters K (2020) Review of Vaillant, DW (2017) Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio. University of Illinois Press: USA Europe Now (online) Review of Across the Waves
  2. Peters K (2016) Review of Birtchnell et al., 2015, Cargo Mobilities: Moving Materials in a Global Age. Routledge: Abingdon. Mariners Mirror 102 (1): 119-120 (DOI:10.1080/00253359.2016.1135637)
  3. Peters K (2016) Review of Singer C, 2014, Sea Change: The Shore from Shakespeare to Banville. Rodophi Press: Amsterdam & New York. Cultural Geographies 23(4), 752-753 (DOI:10.1177/1474474015623759)
  4. Peters K (2015)Review of Rose G and Tolia-Kelly D, 2012, Visuality/Materiality: Images, Objects, Practices. Ashgate: Farnham. Journal of Consumer Culture. (early online)
  5. Peters K (2015) Review of Ryan A, 2012, Where Land Meets Sea: coastal explorations of landscape, representation and spatial experience. Ashgate: Farnham. Journal of Historical Geography (early online) (DOI: 10.1016/j.jhg.2014.12.002
  6. Peters K(2014) Review of Jensen O B, 2013, Staging Mobilities. Routledge: London. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (online) http://societyandspace.com/category/reviews/book-reviews/
  7. Peters K (2012) Review of Mack J, 2011, The Sea: a cultural history. Reaktion: London. Cultural Geographies 19 (4) pp. 554-555 (DOI:10.1177/1474474012461584)
  8. Peters K (2011) Review of Benton L, 2010, A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires 1400-1900. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 93 (4) pp. 344-346 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0467.2011.00391.x)
  9. Peters K (2009) Review of Canzlar W, Kaufmann V and Kesselring S, 2008, Tracing Mobilities: Towards a Cosmopolitan Perspective. Ashgate: Aldershot. In International Planning Studies, 14 (1) pp. 103-106 (DOI: 10.1080/13563470902726428)
  10. Peters K (2009) Review of Rediker M, 2007, The Slave Ship: A Human History. John Murray Publishers: London. In The Geographical Journal, 2009, 175 (2) pp. 160-161 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4959.2009.326_2.x)
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