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Robert Winstanley-Chesters

Robert is a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Beyond the Korean War Project (University of Cambridge) and a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds. He obtained his doctorate from Leeds’ with the Thesis ‘Ideology and the Production of Landscape in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’. Rowman and Littlefield’s Lexington Press published Robert’s monograph ‘Environment, Politics and Ideology in North Korea: Landscape as Political Project’ in November 2014. Robert is currently researching the Historical Geographies of Korean forestry, Colonial Mineralogical landscapes/inheritances, the place of topography within Pyongyang’s charismatic narrative of the life of Kim Jong-suk and Animal/Creaturely Geographies of North Korea. He is also Director of Research for