About this Fellow
Allen J Scott is distinguished research professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are focused on issues of urbanization, regional development, and economic geography.
- Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Policy Studies and the Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
The representation and analysis of phenomena distributed in space and time, especially the space of the Earth's surface; the application of geographic information systems to research in the social sciences and humanities.
The ethnology of Amazonian Indians, especially of their use and perception of the environment; the comparative anthropology of the relations between nature and society
Environmental governance: relations between land use planning, environment & sustainability; policy processes in modern democracies, especially the role of knowledge, ideas & advice in policy formation & change.
Historical geography of British empire & exploration, eighteenth to twentieth centuries; histories of collecting, visual culture & geographical knowledge