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Sam Page










Working Title: A Year in Labour: Rethinking Political Parties, Campaigns and Elections through Assemblage and Affect

I am researching the 2015 British General Election through the lens of assemblage theory. In this, I am attempting to study the election as an affect-based event, embroiled in both society and the state, and away from the stultifying mass of tables and maps of traditional electoral geography.

Understanding the performance of elections through assemblage theory hopefully presents a novel basis to apprehend the performance of the relationship between state-politics, the political party and voters. Political parties are understood to be a society within themselves, as well as part of the wider society, as well as part of the representative democratic state, while national general elections are events key to the national political calendar, performance of democracy and legitimisation of the state.

Primary supervisor: Jason Dittmer

Secondary supervisor: Alan Ingram



Steinberg, Philip E., Sam Page, Jason Dittmer, Banu Gökariksel, Sara Smith, Alan Ingram, and Natalie Koch. 2018. ‘Reassessing the Trump Presidency, One Year on’. Political Geography 62.


Dennett, A and S. Page. 2017. "The Geography of London's recent beer brewing revolution." The Geographical Journal.

Page, S. 2017. "The anarchist roots of geography: towards spatial emancipation." Social and Cultural Geographies

Page, S. and J. Dittmer. 2016. "Donald Trump and the White Male Dissonance Machine." Political Geography 54: 76-78

Page, S. and J. Dittmer. 2015. "Assembling Political Parties". Geography Compass 9 (5): 251-261



Page, S and A. Dennett. 2017. "Exploring London's New Brewing Geography." Geography Directions (blog)



2017 - 2018 London School of Economics and Social Science

2013 - 2018 University College London, University of London
PhD Geography

2012 - 2013 University College London, University of London
MSc Globalization

2009 - 2012 Goldsmiths College, University of London
BA (Hons) History

Professional Affiliations
Association of American Geographers