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Professor Derek Gregory FBA

About this Fellow

Social theory and human geography; colonial power, late modern war and military occupation in the Middle East; Orientalism and cultures of travel in Egypt, 1780-1920.



Current post

  • Peter Wall Distinguished Professor and Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia at Vancouver

Past Appointments

  • University Lecturer in Geography and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College University of Cambridge, 1973 - 1989
  • , University of Cambridge, 1973 - 1989


Geographical imaginations 1994

The colonial present: Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq 2004

War Cultures 2008

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