Alice Menzel

Alice Menzel

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor

Alice is a feminist social and cultural geographer, specialising in the field of emotional geographies.

Her doctoral research critically examines the gendered, emotional experiences of expectant fathers across myriad everyday spaces/places (against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic).

Alice’s broader research interests include spatialities of family/parenting (and other intimate relationships), qualitative methods and social research on emotions and bodies.


PhD Human Geography, to be conferred 2024

  • Doctoral Thesis: The Emotional Geographies of Expectant Fathering

MA Social Research, 2019

MRes Research in Human Geography, 2018

  • Thesis title: Loving Fathers. Relationships, Care and Support: Exploring Love in the Everyday Geographies of Fathering
BA Geography, 2017


Year 1

Tutorials and Study Skills for Geographers (Module Lead)

Contemporary Human Geography (Contributor)

Research Methods and GIS (Contributor)

First Year Tutor

Year 2

Social Geographies (Contributor)

Field Research Skills for Human Geography and Planning - Berlin Field course

Second Year Tutor

Year 3

Geographies of Childhood and Education (Contributor)

Dissertation Supervisor

Third Year Tutor

Other activities

  • Co-Convenor British Sociological Association ‘Sociologies of Emotions’ Study Group (2022 – present)

  • Newsletter Manager Centre for Urban Wellbeing (2021 – present)


Recent publications


Singh, S, Pykett, J, Kraftl, P, Guisse, A, Hodgson, E, Humelnicu, UE, Keen, N, Kéïta, S, McNaney, N, Menzel, A, N’dri, K, N’goran, KJ, Oldknow, G, Tiéné, R & Weightman, W 2023, 'Understanding the ‘degree awarding gap’ in geography, planning, geology and environmental sciences in UK higher education through peer research', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 227-247.

Kraftl, P, Hadfield-Hill, S, Jarman, P, Lynch, I, Menzel, A, Till, R & Walker, A 2022, 'Articulating encounters between children and plastics', Childhood, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 478-494.

Kraftl, P, Lynch, I, Jarman, P, Menzel, A, Walker, A, Till, R & Hadfield-Hill, S 2021, 'So you’re literally taking the piss?! Critically analysing and accounting for ethics (and risk) in interdisciplinary research on children and plastics', Children's Geographies.,

Menzel, A 2021, 'The Coronavirus pandemic: exploring expectant fathers' experiences', Journal for Cultural Research.

Master's Thesis

Menzel, A 2019, 'Loving Fathers. Relationships, Care and Support: Exploring Love in the Everyday Geographies of Fathering'. <>

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