Dr John Morrissey
BA (Dubl.) PhD (Exon.) PCHE, PDAP, MA (NUI)
Quatercentenary Visiting Fellow
John is a visiting fellow from National University of Ireland, Galway, where he is a political and cultural geographer with research interests in geopolitics, imperialism and international development. His research is broadly concerned with the geopolitical and biopolitical dimensions of imperialism and securitization defining our contemporary world. At Emmanuel, John is writing a book on the geopolitical history of United States Central Command, the key US military command responsible for the securitization of the Middle East since 1983. The book, entitled The Long War: CENTCOM, Grand Strategy and Global Security, will be published by University of Georgia Press. John is author of Negotiating Colonialism (RGS Historical Geography Series, 2003), co-author of Key Concepts in Historical Geography (Sage, 2014) and co-editor of the forthcoming Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis (Royal Irish Academy, 2014). He holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin, an MA from National University of Ireland and a PhD from the University of Exeter. He has previously held visiting research fellowships at University College Cork, City University of New York and Virginia Tech. At National University of Ireland, Galway, he is cluster leader of the Geopolitics and Justice Research Group and programme director of the MA in Environment, Society and Development.