Timothy is an environmental geographer whose research examines the ways in which nonhuman life is governed across different spatial scales and situations. Past projects have ranged from: exploring how people live with the microbial life in their homes, to the politics and practices of conservation and rewilding for woodland mammals in the UK, to the cross-border legal protections for large carnivores under international treaties. Current interests include how nonhuman life is made present within engineering practices. His research has been funded by the ESRC and through Research Fellowships at Oxford University.
Timothy re-joined the School of Geography and the Environment in 2021, having completed his DPhil at the school some years previously. He has a BA (Hons, first class) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford, an MA in Environment, Policy and Society from the Open University, and an MPhil in Geography & the Environment from Oxford.
Timothy is the Course Director for the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance, on which he convenes and teaches in the Governance, Policy and Politics module and the Research Methods and Practice module. Timothy has previously taught human geography at undergraduate level through positions at Jesus College and St Hilda's College.
- Duporge, I., Hodgetts, T., Wang, T. and Macdonald, D.W. (2020) The spatial distribution of illegal hunting of terrestrial mammals in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic map. Environmental Evidence, 9(1): 1-14.
- Greenhough, B., Read, C.J., Lorimer, J. et al. (2020) Setting the agenda for social science research on the human microbiome. Palgrave Communications, 6(18).
- Hodgetts, T. and Lorimer, J. (2020) Animals' mobilities. Progress in Human Geography, 44(1): 4-26.
- Hodgetts, T., Burnham, D., Dickman, A., Macdonald, E.A. and Macdonald, D.W. (2019) Conservation geopolitics. Conservation Biology, 33(2): 250-259.
- Lorimer, J., Hodgetts, T., Barua, M. (2019) Animals' atmospheres. Progress in Human Geography, 43(1): 26-45.
- Lorimer, J., Hodgetts, T., Grenyer, R., Greenhough, B., McLeod, C. and Dwyer, A. (2019) Making the microbiome public: participatory experiments with DNA sequencing in domestic kitchens. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 44(3): 524-541.
- Greenhough, B., Dwyer, A., Grenyer, R., Hodgetts, T., McLeod, C. and Lorimer, J. (2018) Unsettling antibiosis: how might interdisciplinary researchers generate a feeling for the microbiome and to what effect? Palgrave Communications, 4(1): 1-12.
- Hodgetts, T. (2018) Connectivity as a multiple: In, with and as "nature". Area, 50(1): 83-90.
- Hodgetts, T., Grenyer, R., Greenhough, B., McLeod, C., Dwyer, A. and Lorimer, J. (2018) The microbiome and its publics: A participatory approach for engaging publics with the microbiome and its implications for health and hygiene. EMBO reports, 19.
- Hodgetts, T., Lewis, M., Bauer, H., Burnham, D., Dickman, A., Macdonald, E., Macdonald, D. and Trouwborst, A. (2018) Improving the role of global conservation treaties in addressing contemporary threats to lions. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27(10): 2747-2765.
- Hodgetts, T. (2017) Connectivity. Environmental Humanities, 9(2): 456-459.
- Hodgetts, T. (2016) Wildlife conservation, multiple biopolitics and animal subjectification: Three mammals’ tales. Geoforum, 79: 17-25.
- Hodgetts, T. and Lorimer, J. (2015) Methodologies for animals' geographies: cultures, communication and genomics. Cultural Geographies, 22(2): 285-295.
- Jepson, P., Jennings, S., Jones, K.E. and Hodgetts, T. (2011) Entertainment value: should the media pay for nature conservation? Science, 334(6061): 1351-1352.
- Hodgetts, T. and Lorimer, J. (2021) Rewilding and Invasion. Chapter 20 in, Barker, K. and Francis, R.A. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species. Routledge. pp. 326-341. ISBN: 9780815354895.
- Lorimer, J. and Hodgetts, T. (2017) Biogeography. In, Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M.F., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W. and Marston, R.A. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology. Wiley. 8464 pp. ISBN: 978-0-470-65963-2.
- Hodgetts, T., et al. (2016) How we nose. In, Bastian, M., et al. (ed.) Participation in More-than-Human Worlds. Routledge.
- Hodgetts, T. (2018) Civil disobedience and the geographies of wildlife 'crime'. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 11/04/18.
- Hodgetts, T. (2017) Connectivity as a mantra for conservation? Compassionate Conservation Conference, Sydney, 22/11/17.
- Hodgetts, T. (2017) Good Germs, Bad Germs: Participatory Experiments with Metagenomics. Making Microbes Public Symposium, Oxford, 4/5/17.
- Hodgetts, T. (2016) Connectivity, mobility and biopolitics in UK wildlife conservation. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 31/3/16.
- Hodgetts, T. (2014) Developing non-human perspectives on connectivity in wildlife conservation. Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference, London. 27.08.2014.
- Hodgetts, T. (2013) Re-thinking connectivity in conservation: Chasing the tales of woodland mammals. Student Conference on Conservation Science, New York. 10.10.2013.
- Hodgetts, T. (2012) Orangutans as Issue-Animals. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York. 28.2.2012.