I am a cultural geographer and chair of geography ethics in the economy, governance & culture research group at the University of Southampton. My work has been featured in media around the world and I have written for The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Financial Times, Times Higher Education. My first book, Explore Everything: Place Hacking the City was published by Verso Book in the Autumn 2013. In 2015, I was nominated for the Southampton Student Union Excellence in Teaching Award. I have also been under constant threat from the Home Office of deportation because of the political nature of my research. I have been trapped in the UK for the majority of the past three years under various threats of 'soft' or 'hard' deportation. I currently await a work visa which has been with the Home Office since October 2014.