- Historical and contemporary geographies of everyday religious practices
- Historical and cultural geographies of international exhibitions and world fairs- Geographies of the everyday
- Material and more-than-human approaches to geography
Ruth welcomes enquires from potential students (PhD and Masters) wishing to work on projects in the following themes (broadly interpreted).
- Geographies of religion, spirituality and philanthropy (in both a historical and contemporary context).
- Historical geographies of the British city, including projects on cultural institutions, the suburbs and the material design of city space.
- Everyday geographies.
- More-than-human geographies exploring material things.
- Geographies of exhibitions, libraries and museum spaces.
Current postgraduate supervision
- Storm Buxton-Hill, Marriage, The impact of women on family dynastic ambitions and legal change in England, 1550-1800
- Lee Fallin, Reading the Academic Library
- Ruth Quinn, Agricultural heritage of Saltaire
- Charles Sewell, Neolocalism and folk practices in the East Riding of Yorkshire