Professor David / Dave Clarke

Professor David / Dave Clarke

Professor in Human Geography, Geography

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602317

Email address

Research Links

Academic Office - 203 A
Second Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Prof. David B. Clarke graduated with a BA (Hons) Geography (Frist Class) and a PhD from Manchester University. He is known for his contributions to the ‘cultural turn’ in Human Geography, including work on the consumer society, the cinematic city, and poststructuralist theory, with a particular focus on Jean Baudrillard. He has published in a diverse range of other topics, including the Holocaust, utopia and dystopia, value, popular culture, and the media.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Urban Theory
  • Consumer Culture
  • Value
  • Cinematic Space
  • Visual Technologies
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • The Unconscious
  • Structuralism and Poststructuralism

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

David teaches on cities and philosophical approaches to Human Geography at undergraduate level and co-delivers the Berlin field class. At postgraduate level he teaches Advanced Research in Human Geography and Advanced Research Methods in Human Geography.


David’s research focuses on urban, cultural and theoretical geography. He is best known for work on the cinematic city and urban culture, including work on the consumer society. He is also known for his contribution to work on Jean Baudrillard. He is currently working on Hitchcock’s Vertigo in relation to Lacanian psychoanalysis.