Rob_001Rob Kitchin is a professor and European Research Council Advanced Investigator at the National University of Ireland Maynooth.  He is currently a PI on the Programmable City project, the Digitial Repository of Ireland, the All-Island Research Observatory, and the Dublin Dashboard.

He has published widely across the social sciences, including 24 written or edited academic books and over 140 articles and book chapters. He is an editor of the international journal Dialogues in Human Geography, and is a past editor of Progress in Human Geography and Social and Cultural Geography. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, and edits two book series, Irish Society and Key Concepts in Geography.  He’s a regular contributor to the blogs, IrelandAfterNAMA and ProgCity.

He has delivered over 250 talks at conferences and universities in over a dozen countries (140 of them invited) and his research has been cited over 600 times in local, national and international media.

His book ‘Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life’ (with Martin Dodge) won the Association of American Geographers ‘Meridian Book Award’ for the outstanding book in the discipline in 2011 and a ‘CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2011’ award from the American Library Association.  He was the 2013 recipient of the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal for the Social Sciences.

He is also the author of 4 novels and 2 collections of short stories.  He has had stories published in A Twist of Noir, All Due Respect, Close to the Bone, Flash Fiction Offensive, Laughter Shack, Powder Burn Flash, Shotgun Honey, and Spinetingler.  He writes a regular blog concerning crime fiction.

All of his various social media and Internet profiles can be found here.