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Dr Johan Andersson has an interdisciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences, with a BA in Comparative Literature and Art History from Stockholm University (2000) and a PhD in Urban Studies from University College London (2008).

After completing his PhD, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leeds and Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Center, City University New York. In 2013, he joined the Department of Geography at King’s.


  • Queer nightlife
  • Cinema and the city

Johan's research interests span urban and cultural geography and currently focus on two main topics: 1) queer nightlife from the 1970s to the present; and 2) cinema and the city with a specific focus on Hollywood cinema in the postindustrial period



  • 5SSG2056 Urban and Cultural Geography: Society, Space and Culture
  • 5SSG2047 Field Research in Human & Development Geography – field trip to San Francisco
  • 6SSG3074 Hollywood and the Postindustrial City

PhD supervision

Johan welcomes PhD applications on topics spanning across urban, cultural and social geography.

Further details

See Johan's research profile