Dr Sarah Cant

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

School of Law and Social Sciences


I am a cultural and historical geographer, with research interests across two broad themes: (1) cultures of creativity, the arts, improvisation and dance, with a particular focus on ethnography and observant participation, and (2) nature and landscape, including field practices, exploration and geographical knowledges.

  • PhD - Royal Holloway, University of London
  • MA Cultural Geography (Research) - Royal Holloway, University of London
  • BA (Hons) Geography - University of Nottingham

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • U21103 Introduction to Human Geography
  • U21106 Concepts in Geography (module leader)
  • U21126 Geographical Enquiry and Field Research
  • U21170 Cultural Geographies of Nature (module leader)
  • U21198 Geography Dissertation


My research is informed by interests in embodiment, sensusous experience and knowledges, visual culture, creative practices and feminist theory. Projects have included work on public art, improvised performance and theatre, subterranean landscape and speleologies, and current research focuses on social dance in the UK. Developing new research on public art, and personal/individual historical geographies.