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Dr Andrew Foxall

Dr Andrew Foxall


BSc (Hons) First Class, Geography, University of Plymouth 2006.
MSc ,University of Birmingham 2007.
DPhil, University of Oxford 2011.

Lecturer in Human Geography



Room 02 031, Elmwood Building
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN Northern Ireland, UK


+44 (0)28 9097 3628

Current Teaching:


GAP1011 Human Geographies of the Modern World
GAP1012 Spaces of Development 
GAP2042 Contemporary Approaches to Geographical Enquiry
GAP2047 Heritage, Culture and Land-use, Malta
GAP3057 Dissertation
GAP3068 Geopolitics of post-Cold War Eurasia

Current Research: Society, Space and Culture

I am a specialist on the North Caucasus, Russia, and have interests germane to cultural, historical, political, and social geography, with specific reference to the areas of development and the environment in the context of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet transition. My particular research interests include ethno-nationalism in post-Soviet Russia, the geopolitics of development, visuality and political cultures of masculinity, energy and the environment in post-Soviet Eurasia, and the history of geographical thought in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Foxall, A. (2013) ‘A Contested Landscape: Monuments, Public Memory, and post-Soviet Identity in Stavropol’, Russia’, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 46(1): 168-178.

Foxall, A. (2013) ‘Vladimir Putin: Gender, Geopolitics, and Visuality’, Geopolitics, 18(1): 132-156.

Foxall, A. (2012) 'Post-Soviet ethnic relations in Stavropol'skii krai, Russia: a melting pot or boiling shaft?', Europe-Asia Studies, 64(9): 1758-1779.

Howarth, N.A.A. And Foxall, A. (2010) ‘The Veil of Kyoto: the Political Geography of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Australia’, Political Geography, 29(3): 167-176

Foxall, A. (2010) ‘Discourses of Demonisation: Chechens, Russians, and the Stavropol’ riots of 2007’, Geopolitics, 15(4): 684-704

Book Chapters

Foxall, A. (forthcoming in 2013) ‘‘We have proved it, the Arctic is ours’: Resources, Security and Strategy in the Russian Arctic’ in: Powell, R. and Dodds, K. (eds) Polar Geopolitics: Knowledges, Resources and Legal Regimes, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Foxall, A. (2013) 'Russia's Canary in the North Caucasus' Mine: Stavropol'skii krai' in: Ware, R.B. (ed) The Fire Below: How the North Caucasus Shaped Russia, New York: Continuum Press, pp. 151-173.

Foxall, A. (2012) ‘Mapping Ethnic Relations: cartography and conflict management in the North Caucasus, Russia’ in: Mahapatra, A. (ed) Mapping Conflict and Peace in Eurasia, New York/London: Routledge, pp. 54-72

Howarth, N.A.A and Foxall, A. (2012) ‘The economics and politics of Climate Change in Russia’ in: Compston, H. and Bailey, I. (eds) Feeling the Heat: Political strategy and climate policy outside the affluent West, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 149-174.

Commentaries and Guest Editorials

Foxall, A. ‘Geopolitics, Genocide and the Olympic Games: Sochi 2014’, ACME (forthcoming)

Ramadan. A., Fregonese, S. and Foxall, D. (2010) ‘AAG 2010 and the volcano: Negotiating strandedness in New York City’, The Geographical Journal, available at:

Foxall, A. (2009). ‘A ‘New Cold War’: Re-drawing the MAP/map of Europe’, Political Geography, 28 (6): 329-331

Book Review Essays

Foxall, A. (2012) ‘Constructing, Practising, and Narrating Russian (Geo)Political Identity’, Geopolitics, 17(1): 235-41

Foxall, A. (2011) ‘Defining regions: introducing the Caucasus’, Central Asian Survey, 30(2): 291-95

Book Reviews

Kolsto, P. (ed) (2009) Media Discourse and the Yugoslav Conflicts: Representations of Self and Other, National Identities, 12(1): 99-102 (2009)

Russell, J. (2007) Chechnya – Russia’s ‘War on Terror’, Central Asian Survey, 27(3-4): 391-3 (2008)

Balabanova, E. (2007) Media, Wars and Politics: Comparing the Incomparable in Western and Eastern Europe, Europe-Asia Studies, 60(8): 1452-3 (2008)

Publications in Commercial Press

Foxall, A. (2013) Stavropol - frontline between Russia and the North Caucasus. openDemocracy: Russia, 4 April 2013.

Foxall, A. (2011) ‘Developments in Inter-Ethnic Relations in Stavropol’skii krai’, Russian Analytical Digest: Russian Nationalism, Xenophobia, Immigration and Ethnic Conflict, No. 93, 10 March, pg. 12-14

Foreign Language Publications and Translations

Foxall, A. (2011) ‘Aktuelle Entwicklungen der interethnischen Beziehungen im Bezirk Stawropol’, russland-analysen, No. 218, 8 April, pg. 6-9