Professor Rachel Woodward
Professor of Human Geography
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6434
- Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 5411
- Address: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
BA (Hons) in Geography with Archaeology, University of Exeter
PhD in Geography, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
- Reader in Geography, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, 2005-2011
- Senior Lecturer, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University 2004-05
- Lecturer, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, 2001-2004
- Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, 1996-2000
- Research Associate, Dept of Geography, Newcastle University, 1994-1995
- Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Public Order, Leicester University, 1992-1993
- Research Assistant, Dept of Geography, Saint David's University College, University of Wales Lampter, 1990-1992
Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society
Co-editor of Journal of War and Cultures Studies (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ywac20/current)
Critical Military Studies
European Journal of International Security
Military geographies, including military land use, military landscapes and post-military landscapes, military environmentalism, militarism and space/place, base conversion issues.
Gender and identity, including military identities and gender and the armed forces
Military representation in photography and print media, and contemporary military memoirs.
Reserve armed forces, and University Armed Service Units
Militarism and popular culture.
Representations of the military.
Reservists and the British armed forces.
Caring for post-military landscapes.
I am keen to offer PhD supervision in the following research areas: gender and identities in the military; military geographies; military landscapes; the politics of military land use and environmentalism; spatialities of military activities; visual and textual representations of armed forces.
Matthew Kearns: Military masculinities and recruitment practices in the British Armed Forces (started Sept 2015)
Michael Mulvihill: Hidden in Plain Sight: the hidden nuclear militarism (started Sept 2015)
Isabel Williams: Cartographies of Heritage: Mapping interpretations of landscape (started Sept 2015)
Alice Cree (Durham University co-supervision): Geographies of the 'national hero': Framing the 'hero' soldier in the War on Terror (completed March 2018)
Daniel Bos (Newcastle University): The popular geopolitics of military video games. (completed 2015)
Ann Murphy (School of Geography, Politics and Sociology): Military landscapes: space, place and identity issues for spouses of British Army personnel. (completed 2014)
Matthew Rech (School of Geography, Politics & Sociology): A critical geopolitics of RAF recruitment (completed 2012).
Victoria Bell (School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development): Perceptions of Hadrian's Wall; a study of visitor photography (completed 2008).
Ruth Williams (School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development): Identities and change in the Scottish fishing industry (completed 2008)
Ruth McAreavey: Communities First: rural development and participation (completed 2005)
Maureen Stephenson: ICTs and older people in rural areas (submitted 2005)
Jane Midgley: Household incomes and economies in rural Northumberland (completed 2003)
David Wood: Menwith Hill and geographies of surveillance (completed 2002)
Leverhulme Artist in Residence award with Paula Turner, 2017. See https://www.paulaturner.org/leverhulme/
ESRC Keeping enough in Reserve: the employment of hybrid citizen-soldiers and the Future Reserves 2020 programme. With Dr Neil Jenkings (Newcastle), Prof Tim Edmunds, Dr Paul Higate, Dr John Hockey (all University of Bristol). 2014-18
Leverhulme Artist-in Residence award with Michael Mulvihill, 2014-15. http://vane.org.uk/artists/michael-mulvihill
British Academy / Leverhulme Small Grant, Gender and the British Armed Forces: Lessons from Afghanistan. Dr Claire Duncanson (PI) University of Edinburgh. 2013-15.
AHRC Caring for post-military futures: alternative development futures for former military sites in the UK. (2013)
Development Studies Association The Military as New Development Actors. With Uma Kothari (PI, Manchester), Matt Baillie Smith (Northumbria), Nina Laurie (Newcastle). See: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/military-research/themes/development.html
ESRC The value of the university armed service units. With Dr Alison Williams (PI) and Dr Neil Jenkings (2013-15). See: https://www.ubiquitypress.com/site/books/10.5334/baq/
ESRC The social production of the contemporary British military memoir. Project with Dr Neil Jenkings (2009-2011). See: https://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137570093
ESRC Negotiating identity and representation in the mediated Armed Forces. With Dr Trish Winter (University of Sunderland) and Dr Neil Jenkings (Newcastle University). See:
ESRC (2001) Gendered bodies, personnel policies and the culture of the British Army. With Dr Trish Winter, University of Sunderland.
Nuffield Foundation (1998) Rural development and military base conversion.
GEO3063 Militarism: space and society (module leader)
GEO1015 Contemporary Human Geography of the UK
GEO8016 Human Geography Concepts in Action
- Higate P, Dawes A, Edmunds T, Jenkings KN, Woodward R. Militarization, stigma, and resistance: negotiating military reservist identity in the civilian workplace. Critical Military Studies 2019, Epub ahead of print.
- Woodward R. Military Geographies. In: The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. New York: Elsevier, 2019. In Press.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. Bringing War to Book: Writing and Producing the Military Memoir. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
- Jenkings KN, Dawes A, Edmunds T, Higate P, Woodward R. Reserve Forces and the Privatization of the Military by the Nation State. In: Orie Swed and Thomas Crosbie, ed. The Sociology of Privatized Security. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp.107-136.
- Woodward R, Duncanson C. An introduction to gender and the military. In: Rachel Woodward and Claire Duncanson, ed. The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp.1-20.
- Woodward R, Duncanson C, Jenkings KN. Gender and military memoirs. In: Rachel Woodward and Claire Duncanson, ed. The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp.525-542.
- Merriman P, Peters K, Adey P, Cresswell T, Forsyth I, Woodward R. Interventions on military mobilities. Political Geography 2017, 56, 44-52.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN, Williams A. Militarisation, universities and the university armed service units. Political Geography 2017, 60, 203-212.
- Woodward R. Military geography. In: The International Encyclopedia of Geography. Oxford: John Wylie & Sons, 2017.
- Jenkings KN, Woodward R. Serving in Troubled Times: British Military Personnel’s memories and accounts of service in Northern Ireland. In: Dawson G; Dover J; Hopkins S, ed. Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, Engagements, Legacies and Memories. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2017, pp.91-107.
- Woodward R, Duncanson CP, ed. The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military. London: Palgrave, 2017.
- Rech MF, Jenkings KN, Williams AJ, Woodward R. An Introduction to Military Research Methods. In: Williams, AJ; Jenkings, KN; Woodward, R; Rech, MF, ed. The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods. London: Routledge, 2016, pp.1-17.
- Siebold GL, Crabb T, Woodward R, King AC. Combat, Cohesion, and Controversy: Disputatio Sine Fine. Armed Forces and Society 2016, 42(2), 449-462.
- Woodward R, Duncanson C. Gendered divisions of military labour in the British armed forces. Defence Studies 2016, 16(3), 205-228.
- Woodward R. Military geography. In: Wright, James D, ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Second Edition. Oxford, UK: Elsevier, 2016. In Press.
- Jenkings KN, Murphy A, Woodward R. Photo-Elicitation and Military Research. In: Williams, AJ; Woodward, R; Rech, MF, ed. The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods. London: Routledge, 2016, pp.345-356.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. Reading between the lines: the normalisation of violence within military memoirs. In: Walklate,S;McGarry,R, ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and War. London: Palgrave, 2016, pp.389-405.
- Duncanson CP, Woodward R. Regendering the military: theorizing women's military participation. Security Dialogue 2016, 47(1), 3-21.
- Woodward R. Researching Military Geographies. In: Castro, C; Carreiras, H; Frederic, S, ed. Researching the Military. London, UK: Routledge, 2016.
- Edmunds T, Dawes A, Higate P, Jenkings KN, Woodward R. Reserve forces and the transformation of British military organisation: soldiers, citizens and society. Defence Studies 2016, 16(2), 118-136.
- Williams AJ, Jenkings KN, Woodward R, Rech MF, ed. The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods. London: Routledge, 2016.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN, Williams AJ. The UK armed forces and the value of the university armed service units. RUSI Journal 2016, 161(1), 32-39.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. The Uses of Military Memoirs in Military Research. In: Williams,AJ; Jenkings,KN; Woodward,R.; Rech,MF, ed. The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods. London: Routledge, 2016, pp.71-83.
- Rech MF, Bos D, Jenkings KN, Williams A, Woodward R. Geography, military geography and critical military studies. Critical Military Studies 2015, 1(1), 47-60.
- Kleinreesink LHE, Jenkings KN, Woodward R. How (not) to Sell a Military Memoir in Britain. In: Neovi M. Karakatsanis and Jonathan Swarts, ed. Political and Military Sociology: Political Attitudes, Perceptions and Culture: An Annual Review. Transaction Publishers, 2015, pp.1-26.
- Kleinreesink LHE, Jenkings KN, Woodward R. How (Not) to Sell a Military Memoir in Britain. Journal of Political and Military Sociology 2015, 43, 1-26.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN, Williams AJ. The Value of the University Armed Service Units. London, UK: Ubiquity Press, 2015.
- Jenkings KN, Woodward R. Communicating War through the Contemporary British Military Memoir: the Censorships of Genre, State, and Self. Journal of War & Culture Studies 2014, 7(1), 5-17.
- Woodward R. Looking at Military Landscapes: Definitions and Approaches. In: Renaud Bellais and Josselin Droff, ed. The Evolving Boundaries of Defence: An Assessment of Recent Shifts in Defence Activities. Emerald Publishing UK, 2014, pp.141-155.
- Woodward R. Military landscapes: Agendas and approaches for future research. Progress in Human Geography 2014, 38(1), 40-61.
- Woodward R. Military Pastoral and the Military Sublime in British Army Training Landscapes. In: Ian D. Rotherham and Christine Handley, ed. War and Peat. Sheffield, UK: Wildtrack Publishing, 2014, pp.45-56.
- Jenkings KN, Woodward R. Practices of authorial collaboration: the collaborative production of the contemporary military memoir. Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies 2014, 14(4), 338-350.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. Soldiers. In: Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P., Sheller, M, ed. The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities. London, UK: Routledge, 2014, pp.358-366.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. Military memoirs, their covers, and the reproduction of public narratives of war. Journal of War and Culture Studies 2012, 5(3), 349-369.
- Scully JL, Woodward R. Naming the unknown of Fromelles: DNA profiling, ethics and the identification of First World War bodies. Journal of War and Culture Studies 2012, 5(1), 59-72.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. Soldiers' bodies and the contemporary British military memoir. In: McSorely, K, ed. War and the Body: Militarisation, Practice and Experience. London, UK: Routledge, 2012, pp.152-164.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. Soldiers' Photographic Representations of Participation in Armed Conflict. In: Gibson, S., Mollan, S, ed. Representations of Peace and Conflict. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2012, pp.105-119.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. 'This place isn't worth the left boot of one of our boys': Geopolitics, militarism and memoirs of the Afghanistan war. Political Geography 2012, 31(8), 495-508.
- Jenkings KN, Megoran N, Woodward R, Bos D. Wootton Bassett and the political spaces of remembrance and mourning. Area 2012, 44(3), 356-363.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. Military Identities in the Situated Accounts of British Military Personnel. Sociology 2011, 45(2), 252-268.
- Jenkings KN, Woodward R, Williams AJ, Rech M, Murphy A, Bos D. Military Occupations: Methodological approaches and the Military-Academy research nexus. Sociology Compass 2011, 5(1), 37-51.
- Woodward R, Winter T, Jenkings KN. Negotiating military identities: memory work and the use of personal photographs by British soldiers. In: Hall, K., Jones, K, ed. Constructions of Conflict: Transmitting Memories of the Past in European Historiography, Culture and Media. Bern: Peter Lang, 2011, pp.53-71.
- Woodward R, Jenkings KN. Reconstructing the Colonial Present in British Soldiers' Accounts of the Afghanistan Conflict. In: Kirsch, S., Flint, C, ed. Reconstructing Conflict: Integrating War and Post-War Geographies. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2011, pp.115-131.
- Woodward R, Winter R, Jenkings KN. 'I used to keep a camera in my top left-hand pocket': the photographic practices of British soldiers. In: MacDonald, F., Hughes, R., Dodds, K, ed. Observant States: Geopolitics and Visual Culture. London and New York: IB Tauris, 2010, pp.143-166.
- Woodward R. Military Landscapes / Militære Landskap: The Military Landscape Photography of Ingrid Book and Carina Hedén. In: Pearson, C., Coates, P., Cole, T, ed. Militarized Landscapes: from Gettysburg to Salisbury Plain. London: Continuum, 2010, pp.21-38.
- Jenkings KN, Woodward R. Negotiating Identity: Representation and self-representation of the soldier in photographs and memoirs. In: Glumnz, C; Schneider, TF, ed. Wahrheitsmaschinen: Der Einfluss technischer Innovationen auf die Darstellung und das Bild des Krieges in den Medien und Künsten. Gottingen: V&R Press, 2010, pp.159-174.
- Woodward R, Winter T, Jenkings KN. Heroic anxieties: the figure of the British soldier in contemporary print media. Journal of War and Culture Studies 2009, 2(2), 211-223.
- Woodward R. Military Geographies. In: Thrift N. and Kitchen R, ed. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. London: Elsevier, 2009, pp.122-127.
- Woodward R. "Not for Queen and country or any of that shit...": reflections on citizenship and military participation in contemporary British soldier narratives. In: Cowan, D., Gilbert, E, ed. War, Citizenship, Territory. London: Routledge, 2008, pp.363-384.
- Woodward R. How military landscapes work. In: Ingrid Book and Carina Heden, ed. Military Landscapes. Bergen: Bergen Kunsthalle, 2008, pp.78-101.
- Jenkings KN, Winter T, Woodward R. 'Presentations of Soldierly Identity in Print Media and Soldiers' own Photographic Accounts'. In: Boll J, ed. War: Interdisciplinary Investigations. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2008, pp.95-108.
- Jenkings KN, Woodward R, Winter T. The Emergent Production of Analysis in Photo Elicitation: Pictures of Military Identity. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung 2008, 9(3), Article 30.
- Woodward R, Winter P. Militarised countrysides: representations of war and rurality in British and American film. In: Fish, R, ed. Cinematic Countrysides. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2007, pp.91-108.
- Woodward R. Narratives of destruction and survival: writing and reading about life in urban war zones. Theory & Event 2007, 10(2).
- Woodward R, Winter T. Sexing the soldier: the politics of gender and the contemporary British Army. London: Routledge, 2007.
- Woodward R, Winter P. Gender and the limits to diversity in the contemporary British Army. Gender, Work & Organization 2006, 13(1), 45-67.
- Woodward R. Warrior heroes and little green men: soldiers, military training and the construction of rural masculinities. In: Bell, M.M., Campbell, H. and Finney, M, ed. Country boys: masculinity and rural life. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006.
- Woodward R. From Military Geography to militarism's geographies: disciplinary engagements with the geographies of militarism and military activities. Progress in Human Geography 2005, 29(6), 718-740.
- Woodward R, Winter P. Discourses of gender in the contemporary British Army. Armed Forces & Society 2004, 30(2), 279-301.
- Woodward R. Discourses on gender and rural restructuring in the United Kingdom. In: Goverde, H., Baylina, M. and de Haan, H, ed. Power and gender in European rural development. London: Ashgate, 2004.
- Woodward R. Military geographies. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.
- Woodward R. Locating military masculinities: space, place and the formation of gender identity and the British Army. In: Higate, P.R, ed. Military masculinities: identity and the state. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2003, pp.43-56.
- Halfacree K, Woodward R. Influences on leadership and local power in rural Britain. In: Halfacree, K., Kovach, I. and Woodward, R, ed. Leadership and local power in European rural development. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002, pp.59-90.
- Halfacree K, Kovách I, Woodward R, ed. Leadership and local power in European rural development. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002.
- Woodward R. Partnership working in rural regeneration - Review. Journal of Rural Studies 2002, 18(1), 108-109.
- Woodward R. Changing gender identities and the restructuring of the British Armed Forces. In: Elam, M, ed. Reconstructing the means of violence: defence restructuring and conversion. Luxembourg: Directorate-General for Science, Research and Development, 2001, pp.73-87.
- Woodward R. In trust and on trust: the strategy for the UK defence estate. Land Use Policy 2001, 18(2), 93-97.
- Woodward R. Khaki conservation: an examination of military environmentalist discourses in the British Army. Journal of Rural Studies 2001, 17(2), 201-217.
- Woodward R. Local interests, regional needs or national imperative? The Otterburn question and the military training in rural areas. In: Tomaney, J. and Ward, N, ed. A region in transition: North East England at the millennium. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001, pp.199-217.
- Woodward R. Warrior heroes and little green men: soldiers, military training, and the construction of rural masculinities. Rural Sociology 2000, 65(4), 640-657.
- Woodward R. Gunning for rural England: the politics of the promotion of military land use in the Northumberland National Park. Journal of Rural Studies 1999, 15(1), 17-33.
- Woodward R. 'It's a man's life!': soldiers, masculinity and the countryside. Gender, Place and Culture 1998, 5(3), 277-300.
- Woodward R. 'Deprivation' and 'the rural': an investigation into contradictory discourses. Journal of Rural Studies 1996, 12(1), 55-67.