Dr Nathaniel O’Grady BA, MA, PhD
Lecturer in Human Geography
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Dr Nathaniel O’Grady is Lecturer in Human Geography within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.
My current research examines transformations to emergency response in the wake of many catastrophic natural and terrorist events at the turn of the twenty-first century. Working specifically with the Fire and Rescue Service, I’m interested in how emergencies have become articulated as risks of the future through digital software and how such risks are governed through intervention in the present. Through my research I pursue some key contemporary political and geographical questions including: how have digital software changed our understandings of emergency? How do visions of contingency in the future work to justify intervention in the here and now? And what does all this mean for us as subjects of governance?