Dr Luke Temple

BA, MSc, PhD

Department of Geography

Teaching Associate in Political Geography

+44 114 222 7955

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Dr Luke Temple
Department of Geography
Room C8
Geography and Planning Building
Winter Street
S3 7ND

Luke Temple read for a BA Geography and Politics at the University of Sheffield (2008) before completing his MSc in Social and Spatial Inequalities and his PhD in the Department of Geography.

His thesis examined the links between citizen conceptualisations of democracy and their political participation.

He has worked as a Research Associate on the multinational and inter-disciplinary LIVEWHAT Project (Living with Hard Times: How European Citizens Deal with Economic Crises and Their Social and Political Consequences) and as co-editor of the British Politics and Policy Blog at LSE.

He currently works as a Teaching Associate in Political Geography, and as a Research Associate on the Renewing Party Politics Project, based in the Department of Politics.

Research interests

Luke’s research interests cover political and electoral geography, democratic theory and democratization, political participation, and patterns of digital engagement.


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Teaching activities

As a mixed-methods researcher who has published work based on quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, Luke has an interest in methods teaching.

In particular he seeks to teach methodological approaches grounded by real-world examples, drawing from his passion studying political participation and democratic theory.

His teaching ethos is one of inclusion and debate that allows students to test and explore their ideas.

Luke currently teaches on:

  • GEO381 – Geography, Politics, and Society
  • GEO243 – Political Geographies
  • GEO257 – Qualitative Research
  • GEO256 – Statistical Analysis for Geography and Environmental Science
  • GEO272 – Morocco Field Trip
  • GEO358 – Extended Essays
  • GEO6024 – Quantitative Methods