John Morrissey is a political and cultural geographer at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has published widely on issues of imperialism, geopolitics and development and is author of Negotiating colonialism (2003) and Key concepts in historical geography (with Nally, Strohmayer and Whelan, 2014). He previously taught at the University of Exeter and City University of New York, where he was an Irish Research Council Fellow. At NUI Galway he is Programme Director of the MA in Environment, Society and Development. In 2012 he won the Irish National Academy Award for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. He is currently the Quatercentenary Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he is writing a geopolitical history of US Central Command.