The anthropology and history of art and material culture, especially in equatorial Africa and the western Indian Ocean; comparative work on themes such as memory, miniaturisation, and the experience of the environment
About this Fellow
I received a joint BSc (Econ) degree in economics and geography from University College London in 1978. My MA (1980) and Ph.D. (1983) are from the Department of Geography, University of Minnesota (Eric Sheppard was my supervisor). I joined the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia in 1983. I've remained there ever since and I am now Professor and Distinguished University Scholar. I became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2011, and a Corresponding member of the British Academy in 2014. My research interests are in urban and economic geography, and the history of geography as an academic discipline. I've published a dozen books, and over a hundred fifty scholarly papers. I am currently writing a joint text in economic geography, and also a monograph on the history of American geography between 1940 and the mid-1970s.
- Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia
Geographical aspects of inequality, social justice and morality, including exploration of the interface of geography and ethics; research in the USA, Eastern Europe and South Africa
The history of landscape representation, design and management; the landscape arts of eighteenth century Britain; the history of geographical knowledge and imagination
Historical geography: the development through time and distribution in space of leisure-related voluntary associations (especially musical societies and sports clubs) in rural France during the nineteenth century