Philip Steinberg is Professor of Political Geography at Durham University (UK), where he leads the Durham Arctic Research Centre for Training and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (DurhamARCTIC).
His research interests range from legal mechanisms that recognise the sensitivities of sea ice to sonic evocations of Arctic environments, and from media representations of the Arctic as a ‘global’ space to the potential for field-based education to foster understanding between Arctic and non-Arctic peoples.
He has served as PI on Arctic-related grants from the US National Science Foundation, the European Commission, the International Council for Canadian Studies, and the Leverhulme Trust and has been a collaborator on grants from the Norwegian Research Council, the Academy of Finland, and the Velux Foundation. He has published over twenty articles and book chapters on Arctic topics, as well as co-authoring the book Contesting the Arctic: Politics and Imaginaries of the Circumpolar North (Bloomsbury, 2015).
UArctic Chairs are highly qualified academics who serve as academic drivers in a broad area of relevance to the Arctic. They implement and drive collaborative actions in research and education among UArctic members and Thematic Networks and build partnerships with the broader Arctic community.