Prof. J.D. Sidaway (1964) has been named professor of Political and Cultural Geography at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
James Sidaway's research mainly centres on political and developmental geography and the areas in which the two disciplines overlap. He also conducts research on the history and philosophy of geography. Sidaway studies economic geography, with a special focus on the aspects of money and financing. He recently conducted research on migrant communities and the urbanisation process in the Persian Gulf. Sidaway has also studied cross-border relationships between Singapore and its neighbours and in Western Europe in the context of European integration. In future, he will also be devoting attention to the evolution of long distance paths within Europe, with a special focus on cross-border trails.
Sidaway has served as professor of Human Geography at the University of Plymouth since 2006. His previous employers include Loughborough University in Great Britain and the National University of Singapore. In his capacity as visiting Professor, Sidaway has lectured at institutes such as the University of Seville and Nijmegen Radboud University. He serves as associate editor of Political Geography and co-editor of the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography.