Current position and affiliations

  • Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia (2008-present)
  • Visiting Professor, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University (2013-present)
  • Honorary Professor, School of Geography, University of Nottingham (2004-present)
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester (2007-present)
  • Faculty affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001-present)

Previous professional experience

  • Professor of Geography & Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (2000-2008)
  • Professor of Geography, University of Manchester, UK (1989-2000)
  • National Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (1988-1989)
  • Research Associate, Centre for Urban & Regional Industrial Development, University of Manchester, UK (1983-1988)

Visiting positions

University of Amsterdam • Johns Hopkins University • University of Manchester • University of Melbourne • University of Nottingham • University of Oslo • Queen’s University, Belfast • National University of Singapore • University of Toronto • UBC • UCLA • University of Wisconsin-Madison • University of the Witwatersrand


  • PhD Geography, University of Manchester, UK (1988)
  • BA Geography, University of Manchester, UK (1983)

Awards and distinctions

  • Thomson Reuters Highly Cited, Social Sciences (2014)
  • Killam Research Prize, UBC (2014)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2013-present)
  • International Political Economy Group book prize for Constructions of neoliberal reason (2011)
  • Academician in the Social Sciences (2011-present)
  • Guggenheim Fellow, Geographies of market rule (2006-2007)
  • Back Award, Royal Geographical Society, for contributions to new economic geography (1998)
  • Choice outstanding academic book award for Work-Place (1996)
  • Harkness Fellow, Commonwealth Fund of New York (1995-1996)
  • Anniversary Award, Environment and Planning A (1995)

Editorial roles


Academic service