Social and Cultural Geography Postgrads

If you are a postgraduate student interested in social or cultural geographies then the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (SCGRG) is for you.

The SCGRG is one of the largest and most active societies of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The group embraces a wide range of research and activities concerned with the way the world works to produce social and cultural difference, engaging with key social science debates concerning identity, subjectivity, citizenship and belonging and many other issues such as materiality, power, mobility, emotion and creativity.

Emma Spence and Richard Scriven are the new postgraduate representatives on the SCGRG Committee. They ensure that a postgraduate voice is added to the workings of the group, as well as communicating with postgraduates and coordinating events.

Emma is a PhD student in the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University. She studies the social and cultural geographies of the sea exploring the lifeworlds of crew on board ships and ashore. Conceptually she is interested in assemblage theory, the mobilities field, and maritime geographies.

Richard is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at University College Cork, Ireland. His research explores pilgrimage practices in contemporary Ireland as embodied mobilities, performative events and spiritual encounters. The study is informed by the geographies of mobilities, non-representational geographies and research on self and landscape.

If you are a geography student interested in social and cultural geographies then why not sign up to the SCGRG mailing list. Check out our website ( for details of upcoming events and publications, and follow us on Twitter (@SCGRG_RGS) and Facebook (

Please feel free to contact either Richard ( or Emma ( if you wish to know more about the SCGRG, our activities, or if you wish to collaborate on upcoming events, workshops, or conferences.