Derek Gregory

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British geographer

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Derek Gregory is the Peter Wall Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia at Vancouver. He earned a Master of Arts and a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge. His area of specialty has been the survey of history and social issues through a geographical lens.

He has written extensively about geography, most notably, perhaps, in his book The Colonial Present: Afghanistan, Palestine, and Iraq, in which he evaluates the geopolitics of actions taken by the United Kingdom, the United States, and Israel within those countries. He has been interested in what he calls “the geographies of bombing, and what the places and spaces used for war say about cultural and political forces on society.

In 2006, the Royal Geographical Society awarded him their Founder’s Medal. He is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Canada. He has also been named an Honorary Fellow of King’s College London. In his role as professor, he teaches courses on human geography and geographical history topics such as urbanization. He wrote a book, Geographical Imaginations, in which he interweaves social theory and notions of space and place. Today, he runs a blog in which he continues his examination of modern war and geography.

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According to Wikipedia, Derek Gregory Ph.D. FBA, FRSC is a British academic and world-renowned geographer who is currently Peter Wall Distinguished Professor and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He formerly held positions at the University of Cambridge.

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