I am a human geographer with strong interests in cultural and political theory presently Professor and Head of the Cultural Geography chair group at Wageningen University. My main research projects have focused on the geographies of tourism and travel and the spatial theories of modernity, including conceptualizations of landscape, place and power. I have also written extensively on the relationship between space and biopolitics, with a particular focus on the work of philosopher Giorgio Agamben and legal theorist Carl Schmitt. In empirical terms, my most significant work has been on Trieste (cosmopolitanism, border thinking, geographies of absence), Morocco (postcolonial geographies of travel) and the Mediterranean more broadly. After exploring together with Paolo Giaccaria the geo-biopolitics of the Third Reich, I have now moved to a new project concerning The Geographies of the Camp in Europe, particularly focused on the spatialities of contemporary refugee camps in Northern Italy.