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Staff Profile

Dr Su Fitzpatrick

Lecturer in Geography

My research interests circulate around how cultural policy, regeneration programmes and urban planning are experienced by the publics who are implicated in these sorts of fields. I have written about Liverpool's 2008 European Capital of Culture, cultural regeneration in West Bromwich, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and most recently notions of heritage and belonging in the British post-war New Town. Alongside publication for an academic readership, I remain committed to generating outputs that a wider public audience will find of interest, these have included self-published comics, photographic exhibitions, an online blog, contributions to community newsletters and contributions to non-academic magazines including the Modernist and the 20th Century Society's quarterly.


I teach on the following modules:

  • 3GE304 Cities in Transition
  • 2GE308 Professional Practice
  • 1GE306 Tourism Geographies


  • Fitzpatrick, S. (2018) Who is taking part? Political Subjectivity in Glasgow's Commonwealth Games. Area DOI 10/1111/Area 12295 Richter, A.
  • Fitzpatrick, S. (2018) Situated Responses to the Post Political City: An Introduction. Area DOI 10.1111/Area 12406
  • Fitzpatrick, S. and Thompson, M. (2015) Making Space: An exchange about Women and the performance of free noise. Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory Vol 25: 2.
  • Fitzpatrick, S. (2013) ‘Capital of Culture, Creative Communities, and everyone else: Towards a dialogic understanding of creativity’. In Cultural Economies in Post-Industrial Cities: Manufacturing a (different) Scene. Breitbart, M. (ed). Ashgate, London. 209 – 234.
  • Fitzpatrick, S. (2009) ‘Between Rhetoric and Reality’. Variant. Winter issue. Available at

Other publications

  • (2012; 2013; 2014) Keuschheit Kartoffel trilogy of comics (self-published).
  • (2013, 2014) Contributor to the community newsletter The East End Eye, published by Glasgow Games Monitor.
  • (2013) Dialogic Creativity. In Conflict, Community, Culture. A collection of essays. Published by R.G Nesbitt in association with Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry/ Londonderry on the occasion of the UK City of Culture in 2013. 

Book reviews

  • (2013) J. Clapp, Food.  Journal of Consumer Culture March 2013 13: 1 pp 66-68
  • (2013) T. Nichols Clark (ed), City as Entertainment Machine. Urban Studies 50: 4 pp 846 – 848