Faculty

Eric Sheppard


1170 Bunche Hall


Contact Information

Email    esheppard@geog.ucla.edu
Office  1255 Bunche Hall
Phone  3108251912

(PhD, University of Toronto, 1976) is Humboldt Chair and Professor of Geography, with research interests in geographical political economy, uneven geographies of globalization, neoliberalism, urbanization in the global South, urban sustainability and environmental justice, and critical GIS. He teaches courses in globalization, economic geography, and development geographies.

Education

MA and PhD, University of Toronto, Canada, (1974; 1977)

BSc (hons) Bristol University, UK (1972)

Fields of Study

economic, urban and political geography, development, geographic thought, geographic information technologies

Awards

Distinguished Scholarship Honors, Association of American Geographers (1999) 
Scholar of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (2001-4) 
Fesler Lampert Humanities Professor, University of Minnesota (2002-4) 
Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2005-6) 
Regents Professor, University of Minnesota (2008-12) 
Supporting Women in Geography graduate advising award, University of Minnesota (2009) 
President, Association of American Geographers (2012-3)

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Bristol University (2014)

Selected Publications

RECENT ARTICLES

  • “Globalizing Capitalism’s Raggedy Fringes: Thinking through Jakarta” Area, Development
    and Policy, 4 (1): 1-27.
  • (with Helga Leitner, Sophie Webber & Emma Colven) “Globalizing urban resilience”, Urban
    Geography 39 (8): 1276-1284.
  • (with Herlambang Suryono, Helga Leitner, Liong Ju Tjung and Dimitar Anguelov) “Jakarta’s
    Great Land Transformation – Variegated Neoliberalization and Informality” Urban
    Studies (online first)
  • (with Dimitar Anguelov and Helga Leitner) “Engineering the Financialization of Urban
    Entrepreneurialism: The JESSICA Urban Development Initiative in the European Union”
    International Journal for Urban and Regional Research 42 (4): 573-5
  • (with Helga Leitner) “From Kampungs to Condos: Contested accumulations through
    displacement in Jakarta” Environment and Planning A 50 (2): 437–456.
  • (with JP Jones III, Helga Leitner and Sallie Marston) "Neil Smith's Scale." Antipode 49 (S1):
    138-152.
  • (with Sarah Elwood and Vicky Lawson) “Geographical relational poverty studies” Progress
    in Human Geography 41 (6), 745-765.
  • (with Catherine Chang and Helga Leitner) The green leap forward: Eco-State restructuring
    and the Tianjin-Binhai eco-city model. Regional Studies 50 (6): 929-943.
  • (with Helga Leitner) Provincializing critical urban theory: Extending the ecosystem of
    possibilities. International Journal for Urban and Regional Research 40 (1): 228-235
  • Thinking geographically: Globalizing capitalism and beyond Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105(6): 1113-1134
  • Urban revolutions in an age of global urbanism Urban Studies 52(11): 1947–1961
  • We have never been positivist. Urban Geography (2014)
  • (with Linda Peake) The emergence of radical/critical geography within North AmericaACME: An International E-journal for Critical Geographies 13 (2014): 305-327
  • (with Catherine Chang) “Chinese Green Capitalism and Urban Sustainability: Shanghai’s Dongtan Eco-city and Chongming Eco-islandJournal of Urban Technology 20 (2013), 57-75
  • Thinking through the PilbaraAustralian Geographer 44 (2013): 265-282
  • (with Helga Leitner and Anant Maringanti) “Provincializing global urbanism: A manifestoUrban Geography 34 (2013): 893-900
  • Rethinking capitalism from a geographical perspective. 経済地理学年報 (Annals of the Japan Association of Economic Geographers) 59 (2013): 394-418
  • Trade, globalization and uneven development, Progress in Human Geography, 36 (2012): 44-71 (PDF)
  • Space and spatiality in theory (with Peter Merriman, Martin Jones, Gunnar Olsson, Nigel Thrift, Yi-fu Tuan), Dialogues in Human Geography, 2 (2012): 3-22 (PDF)
  • Geographical political economy, Journal of Economic Geography, 11 (2011): 319-331 (PDF)
  • Geography, nature and the question of development, Dialogues in Human Geography, 1(2011): 46-7 (PDF)
  • Quo Vadis Neoliberalism? The Remaking of Global Capitalist Governance after the Washington Consensus (with Helga Leitner), Geoforum, 41 (2010): 185-94 (PDF)
  • 'Nothing includes everything': Towards engaged pluralism in Anglophone economic geography (with Trevor Barnes), Progress in Human Geography 34 (2010): 193-214 (PDF)
  • Capitalism beyond harmonious equilibrium: Mathematics as if human agency mattered (with L. Bergmann and P. Plummer), Environment and Planning A, 41 (2009): 265-283 (PDF)
  • The spatiality of contentious politics (with H. Leitner, K. Sziarto), Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS33 (2008): 157-172 (PDF)
  • Geographic dialectics? Environment and Planning A, 40 (2008): 2603-2612 (PDF)
  • Geography matters: Agency, structures and dynamics (with Paul Plummer), Journal of Economic Geography, 6 (2006): 619-37 (PDF)
  • Constructing free trade: From Manchester boosterism to global management, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, NS30 (2005): 151-172 (PDF)
  • Knowledge production through critical GIS: Review and Assessment, Cartographica, 40 (2005): 5-22
  • The spaces and times of globalization: Economic Geography, 78 (2002): 307-330 (PDF)
  • The city is dead, long live the network: Harnessing networks for a neoliberal urban agenda (with H.Leitner), Antipode 31 (2002): 495-518(PDF)
  • GIS-based measures of environmental equity: Exploring their sensitivity and significance (with R. McMaster, H. Leitner and H. Tian), Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology 9 (2009): 18-28 (PDF)

 

BOOKS


Research

Geographical political economy 
Trade and uneven geographies of globalization 
Out-of-equilibrium spatial capitalist economic dynamics 
Great transformations of Asian cities: Contesting global urbanism 
Urban sustainability and environmental justice 
Critical geographic information technologies

As President of the Association of American Geographers, he gave the 2014 past president's address: "Thinking geographically: Globalizing capitalism and beyond"

Grants

Mellon Foundation 'Collaborative Graduate Education and Research Partnership: Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (University of Minnesota) and Centre for Humanities Research (University of the Western Cape)' (2010-12) 
National Science Foundation 'Advanced Information Science' (1997-2000) 
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis 'GIS Representations of Nature and Society' (1996-7) 
National Science Foundation 'Spatial price competition and market share amongst multilocational corporations' (1988-91)

Grad Students

Former PhD Advisees 
Trevor J. Barnes (University of British Columbia) 
Deborah Karasov (Great River Greening, St. Paul MN) 
Tae-kyung Koh (Korean Housing Institute) 
Yeong-ki Beck (Chonbuk University, Korea) 
Claire E. Pavlik (University of Iowa) 
Paul Plummer (University of Western Australia) 
Theano Terkenli Koop (University of the Aegean) 
Byron Miller (University of Calgary) 
Yu Zhou (Vassar College) 
Dmitri Sidorov (CSU, Long Beach). 
Stephen Smela (The Improve Group, Minneapolis MN) 
Padraig R. Carmody (Trinity College Dublin) 
William Lynn (Clark University) 
James Glassman (University of British Columbia) 
Leila Harris (University of British Columbia) 
Christopher Sneddon (Dartmouth College) 
Andrea Nightingale (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) 
Mary Thomas (Ohio State University) 
Bongman Seo (Incheon Development Institute, S. Korea) 
Gabriela Valdivia (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) 
Daisaku Yamamoto (Colgate University) 
Sookjin Kim (Konkuk University, Seoul) 
Yvette Pye (Saint Mary's University of Minnesota) 
Ryan Holifield (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) 
Joshua Barkan (University of Georgia)
Jun Zhang (University of Toronto)
Ananthakrishna Maringanti (Hyderabad Urban Laboratory)
Moira Mcdonald (Walton Foundation, Washington DC) 
Marion Traub-Werner (SUNY Buffalo) 
Raj Narayanareddy (University of Toronto) 
Sam Schueth (InterMedia Survey Institute, Washington DC) 
Luke Bergmann (University of Washington)

Renata Blumberg (Montclair State University)

Catherine Chang (Macalester College)

Kate Kindervater (Queen Mary College, University of London)

Sían Butcher (Witwatersrand University, South Africa)

Luis Felipe Alvarez Léon (CONACYT postdoctoral fellow, University of Southern California)

Alicia Lazzarini (Bucknell University)

Emma Colven (University of Oklahoma)

Siyu Cai (Duewest Education, Beijing)

Ashley Fent (Vassar College)

Current (co)advisees: Dimitar Anguelov, KT Bender, Sam Nowak, Clare Beer, Dian Irawati

Current Courses by Term

2019 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

History and Structure of Modern Geography

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2019 Spring Quarter

Seminar: Urban Geography

2018 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

History and Structure of Modern Geography

2018 Spring Quarter

Geographies of Extractive Capitalism: Mining and Minerals in Social and Political Perspective

Uneven Development Geographies: Prosperity and Impoverishment in Third World

2018 Winter Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

2017 Fall Quarter

History and Structure of Modern Geography

2017 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: International Development Studies -- Senior Seminar

2017 Winter Quarter

Advanced Topics in Economic Geography

2016 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

History and Structure of Modern Geography

Globalization: Markets

2016 Spring Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

2016 Winter Quarter

Uneven Development Geographies: Prosperity and Impoverishment in Third World

Advanced Topics in Economic Geography

2015 Winter Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Advanced Topics in Economic Geography

2014 Fall Quarter

Uneven Development Geographies: Prosperity and Impoverishment in Third World

History and Structure of Modern Geography

2014 Winter Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Seminar: Economic Geography

2013 Fall Quarter

Uneven Development Geographies: Prosperity and Impoverishment in Third World

Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

2013 Spring Quarter

Uneven Development Geographies: Prosperity and Impoverishment in Third World

Seminar: Urban Geography

Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

2013 Winter Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Previous Courses by Course

GLBL ST 1
Globalization: Markets

2016 Fall Quarter

GEOG 4
Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2018 Winter Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2018 Fall Quarter

GEOG 98T
Geographies of Extractive Capitalism: Mining and Minerals in Social and Political Perspective

2018 Spring Quarter

GEOG 141
Uneven Development Geographies: Prosperity and Impoverishment in Third World

2018 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

INTL DV 191
Variable Topics Research Seminars: International Development Studies -- Senior Seminar

2017 Spring Quarter

GEOG 200A
History and Structure of Modern Geography

2017 Fall Quarter

2018 Fall Quarter

GEOG 231
Advanced Topics in Economic Geography

2017 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

GEOG 238
Seminar: Urban Geography

2019 Spring Quarter

GEOG 249
Seminar: Economic Geography

2014 Winter Quarter

GEOG 251
Seminar: Urban Geography

2013 Spring Quarter

GEOG 296E
Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

2013 Spring Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

GEOG 297A
History and Structure of Modern Geography

2014 Fall Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter