Dr Alex Kent is a specialist in cartography, particularly Soviet mapping, and co-author of The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World (University of Chicago Press, 2017). He is Reader in Cartography and Geographic Information Science at Canterbury Christ Church University.


Canterbury Christ Church University


South East England

Areas of Specialist Interest

  • Cold War and late-20th Century (1949 - 2000)
  • Contemporary conflict 21st century (2001 - present)
  • Arts and war


  • BSc (Hons)
  • MPhil (Cantab)
  • PhD
  • FBCartS
  • FRGS


  • Working with digital and social media
  • Working with schools and young people
  • Working with community organisations
  • Working with collections and archives
  • Working with artists and performers
  • Project Management
  • Building Partnerships
  • Exhibitions and Interpretation
  • Marketing and PR
  • Paper archives
  • Historical research
  • Film collections
  • Artworks
  • Photograph collections
  • Delivering presentations