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Dr Suzanne Reimer BA, MA (University of British Columbia), PhD (Cantab)

Associate Professor of Human Geography

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Suzanne Reimer is interested in aspects of design, creativity, knowledge and innovation, including the gendering of creativity and design labour; and in the role of design in commodity networks. She has on-going interests in the furniture industry; modernism and design; and moto-mobilities.

Dr Suzanne Reimer is currently Associate Professor in Human Geography. She has been a member of staff in Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton since 2004.


2004- to date Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, University of Southampton

1995 - 2004 Lecturer in Geography, University of Hull

Research interests

  • Gender and moto-mobilities
  • Gender, creativity and knowledge
  • Design and commodity networks
  • Cultures of consumption; ethical issues in consumption
  • Local labour market dynamics, changing gender divisions of labour and notions of employment 'risk'

Current PhD students: Timo Koren and Bianca Luna

Research projects

  • Mobilising design (2017), part of Routledge’s human geography research series; co-edited with Justin Spinney and Philip Pinch
  • The geography of commercial design: a comparison of London and the regions (ESRC, 2006-2008) (with Peter Sunley and Steven Pinch)
  • Design consultancy firms and the geography of the UK design industry (2005-2006, University of Southampton Annual Grant Competition)
  • For home consumption: commodity chains in the household furnishings industry (ESRC and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1997-2001).

Research group

Economy, Society and Governance

  • Economy, Society and Governance Research Group Leader
  • Member of the International Advisory Board for Home Cultures
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Book Chapters

  • Module co-ordinator, Geographies of housing and home (GEOG3958)
  • Module co-ordinator, Researching human geography (GEOG2008)
Dr Suzanne Reimer
University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

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