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My research interests intersect around three areas: 

Popular Culture and Geopolitics: I am interested in how popular understandings of geopolitics are articulated, produced, marketed and consumed via popular culture and the media. In particular I have examined the role of military-themed videogames.

Critical Military Studies: I study how cultures of militarism are expressed and encountered in everyday life. This has included research on: the politics of memorialisation; the relationship between the military and popular culture; and methodological approaches to studying the military.   

Digital technologies for Social and Political Change: My recent research explores how visual cultures and technologies, such as digital games and Virtual Reality (VR), are being used to encourage social, political and environmental change. I am also interested in the pedagogical implications of such technologies for the teaching of geography.  

Published Work


Dittmer, J and Bos, D. (2019) Popular Culture, Geopolitics and Identity, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: US.

Journal Articles:

Bos, D. (2021) Geography and virtual reality. Geography Compass, 15(9).
Bos, D., Miller, S., & Bull, E. (2021). Using virtual reality (VR) for teaching and learning in geography: fieldwork, analytical skills, and employability. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1-10.
Bos, D. (2020). 'Popular geopolitics ‘beyond the screen’: Bringing Modern Warfare to the city'. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 39(1), 94-113.


Bos, D. (2018) Answering the Call of Duty: Everyday encounters with the popular geopolitics of military-themed videogames. Political Geography, 63, 54-64. 

Bos, D, Finlay, R., Hopkins, P., Lloyd, J., Richardson, M. (2017) A review of the ESRC internship scheme for postgraduates. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 41 (1), 106-118.

Rech. M. F., Bos. D, Williams,. A, Woodward R, Jenkings N and (2015) Military geography and critical war studies. Critical Military Studies, 1 (1), 47-60.

Jenkings, K. N., Megoran, N., Woodward, R. and Bos, D. (2012) Wootton Bassett and the Political Spaces of Remembrance and Mourning. Area, 44 (3), 356–363.

Jenkings, K. N., Woodward, R., Williams, A. J., Rech, M. F., Murphy, A. L. and Bos, D. (2011) Military Occupations: Methodological Approaches and the Military–Academy Research Nexus. Sociology Compass, 5 (1), 37–51.

Book Chapters:

Bos, D. (2021) Nationalism, Popular Culture and the Media In Adams, P. C and Warf, B. Routledge Handbook of Media Geographies, Routledge: UK.

Bos, D. (2018) Popular Geopolitics and the Landscapes of Virtual War in Saunders, R. and Strukov, V. Popular Geopolitics: Plotting an Evolving Interdiscipline, Routledge: UK, 216-234.

Bos, D. and Jenkings. N, (2016) Analysing newspapers: considering the use of print media sources in military research In Williams A, Woodward R, Jenkings N and Rech M F (Eds) The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods, Routledge: UK, 58-70.

Bos, D. (2016) Critical Methodologies for Researching Military Videogames, In Williams A, Woodward R, Jenkings N and Rech M F (Eds) The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods, Routledge: UK, 332-344.

Bos, D. (2015) Methods/Videogames/Geopolitics, Special Edition E-IR: World Politics and Popular Culture E-International Publishing, 101-109.

Book Reviews:

Bos, D. (2017) ‘Popular Geopolitics and Nation-Branding in the Post-Soviet Realm’, Robert Saunders. Book Review in Social and Cultural Geography, 18 (8), 1197-1199.

Bos, D. (2016) ‘How to Do Things with Videogames’, Ian Bogost. Book Review in Journal of Consumer Culture.

Media Publications:

Using Virtual Reality (VR) to enhance teaching and learning:, July 2021.

Interview in Oxford Today:, November 2017.

Do videogames cause violence? Oxplore website:, May 2017.

Militainment presented at ForcesWatch: Militarisation in Everyday Life UK, London, October 2013



BA (Newcastle University); MA (Newcastle University); PhD (Newcastle University)

Professional affiliations:

Association of American Geographers (member)

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

SEDA PDF Learning, Teaching and Assessing Certificate