Jason Luger

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

My research cuts across urban, political, and critical human geography and explores questions of urban space, place, power, politics, and platforms. I draw from mixed methods including site-based and digital ethnography and social media analysis, through a comparative urban lens. I seek a more just, inclusive, and equitable built and digital urban environment. 

In particular, I focus on:

  • The relationship between urban public space and digital space, and questions of scale and networks
  • The political geographies of the right wing and authoritarianism 
  • Online and offline activism and resistance (especially art-led and LGBTQ movements)
  • The relationship between digital platforms and the formation of identity and community (such as the way online affinity groups use and relate to urban place)
  • Creative geographies as both anchored in place and digitally networked



Research Student Supervision Interests

Interested in supervising and collaborating on projects exploring urban space/place; politics (offline/online); comparative urbanism; critical approaches to planning and regeneration; social movements and activism (especially art-led and LGBTQ movements), and urban community formation.

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Geography, King's College London

    Creative Singapore, Paradoxes and Possibilities: The Geographies of Cultural Activism in an Authoritarian City-State

    1 Apr 2011 - 30 Jun 2016