Dr. Anna Jackman

Geopolitics, Development, Security and Justice Group Department of Geography

About Dr. Jackman...

Political geographer interested in the unmanning of urban, everyday, and military practice.

Dr. Jackman’s work explores technological visibilities, terrains, relations, and futures – as approached through the lens of remote control technology, and in particular the drone. She is currently developing three strands of research exploring the unmanning of the urban, the diversification of drone stories, and changing warfighting practices in the remote age.

In May 2019 Dr. Jackman was appointed as a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into ‘Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK’. She has also provided both oral and written evidence to the Defence Committee’s Inquiry into the ‘Domestic threat of drones’. In March 2021 she was invited to speak at a United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research event exploring Drones and Counter-drone Technology. 

Dr. Jackman is on Twitter @ahjackman, and has written accessible online reflections on: evolving drone threats, domestic drone futures, the Gatwick drone incident, the changing geographies of the drone, Britain’s role in drone warfare in Yemen, the personnel of US drone warfare, and drone counter-measures. 


Bo‘Everyday Droning’: Towards a Feminist Geopolitics of the Drone-Home
Jackman, A. & Brickell, K., 7 Jun 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Progress in Human Geography.Article › peer-review

Forging Volumetric Methods
Jackman, A. & Squire, R., 24 Mar 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Area.Article › peer-review

Investments in the imaginary: commercial drone speculations and relations
Jackman, A. & Jablonowski, M., 18 Jan 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Global Discourse. p. 1-24Article › peer-review

Visualizations of the small military drone: normalization through ‘naturalization’
Jackman, A., 5 Jan 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Critical Military Studies.Article › peer-review

Unearthing feminist territories and terrains
Jackman, A., Squire, R., Bruun, J. & Thornton, P., Jun 2020, In: Political Geography. 80, p. 1-12 , 102180.Article › peer-review

Digital warfighting temporalities and drone discourse
Jackman, A., 20 Mar 2020, In: Digital War. p. 1-13Article

Consumer drone evolutions: trends, spaces, temporalities, threats
Jackman, A., 24 Oct 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Defense & Security Analysis. 35, 4, p. 1-22Article › peer-review

Alternatively narrating the aerial gaze: capture, concept, consequence
Jackman, A., 20 Jan 2019, In: Postcolonial Studies. p. 1-4Book/Film/Article review › peer-review

Jackman, A., 27 Jun 2018, In: Cultural Anthropology.Article › peer-review

On the deployment and development of UAVs by the British Armed Forces
Jackman, A., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Drones: International Development and Deployment of UAVs. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group Chapter

Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance
Jackman, A., 2017, In: Antipode. p. 1-8Book/Film/Article review

Rhetorics of possibility and inevitability in commercial drone tradescapes
Jackman, A., 15 Jan 2016, In: Geographica Helvetica. 71, 1, p. 1-6Article › peer-review

Employability in higher education: A review of practice and strategies around the world
Jackman, A., 2016, Pearson Efficacy & Research. Pearson, p. 1-70Other contribution

3-D cinema: immersive media technology
Jackman, A., 6 Jun 2015, In: GeoJournal. 80, 6, p. 853 -866Article › peer-review

The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics
Jackman, A., 2014, In: Space and Polity. 18, 3, p. 301-306