My research has two interconnected themes. Most generally, I am interested in the spatial modalities of late modern war, where military violence, occupation and peace bleed into one another. My focus for these investigations is the Middle East, specifically Iraq and Israel/Palestine, but I also consider Afghanistan/Pakistan, East Africa and the geography of the global war prison. My particular concerns are in the production of spaces that make war possible and permissible via practices of locating, inverting and excepting and in the production of imaginative counter-geographies through artwork, drama and literature. I am also interested in cultural and political geographies of bombing, from Europe bombing its colonial populations in the early twentieth century through Spain, the Second World War, the wars in Korea, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, to the Gulf War, Afghanistan / Pakistan and Iraq. In both cases I draw (critically) on ideas from cultural and political theory/philosophy (including Agamben, Butler and Foucault) and from the visual arts and literary studies (including Said and Sebald).
Honours: Fellow of the British Academy; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Dr. h.c (Heidelberg); Dr. h.c. (Roskilde); Peter Wall Distinguished Professor
GREGORY, D. J. 2018 ‘Eyes in the sky, bodies on the ground’ Critical Studies in Security 6(1), 1-12
GREGORY, D. J. 2016 ‘The territory of the screen’ Mediatropes 6(2), 126-147
GREGORY, D. J. 2016 ‘The natures of war’ Antipode 48(1), 3-56
GREGORY, D. J. 2014 ‘Géographies du drone: les quatre lieux d’une guerre sans frontières’ Marabout 1, 262-279
GREGORY, D. J. 2014 ‘Géographies du drone’ Décadrages 26(7), 129-150
GREGORY, D. J. 2014 ‘Dressés pour tuer’, interview with Michael Arsenault L’actualité (February) 16-18
GREGORY, D. J. 2014 ‘Drone geographies’ Radical Philosophy 183, 7-19
GREGORY, D. J. 2013 ‘Tahrir: politics, publics and performances of space’ Middle East Critique 22(3), 235-246
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