David Harvey


Visiting Professor (May-July 2009)

Degree & Academic Life:

Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1962

Professor of Geography, Johns Hopkins University, 1969-1989, 1993-2001

Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, Oxford, 1987-1993

Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2001-


Research Focus:

Urban Studies, Environment, Political Economy, Geography, and Social Theory


Major Publications:

A Brief History of Neoliberalism (2005); The New Imperialism (2003); Paris, Capital of Modernity (2003); Social Justice and the City (1992); Limits to Capital (1982); The Urbanization of Capital (1985); The Condition of Postmodernity (1989); Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference (1996); Spaces of Hope (2000); Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography (2001)


Fellowships & Prizes:

Outstanding Contributor Award of the Association of American Geographers, 1982.

Anders Retzius Gold Medal of the Swedish Society of Anthropology and Geography, 1989.

Patron’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (London), 1995

Vautrin Lud International Prize in Geography, 1995.

Doctorado Honoris Causa, University of Buenos Aires,

Roskilde University, Denmark, University of Uppsala, Sweden, Ohio State University; Lund University, Sweden

Elected American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007







Photo: Annemarie Poyo

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