(Ph.D., Colorado, 1998) is a Professor with research interests in geographic information systems (GIS), political geography, globalization and Italy. Professor Shin teaches courses in GIS, cartography and geographic data visualization, and is Director of the Geospatial @ UCLA initiative. View Professor Shin’s ResearchGate profile here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Shin2
1998, Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado.
1995, M.A., Geography, University of Colorado.
1992, B.A., magna cum laude, International Affairs, University of Colorado .
My research interests include: geographic information systems (GIS), political and economic geography, and Italian politics and society. I am especially interested in reconciling universal (global) assumptions about political and economic patterns with particular (regional/local) outcomes and processes. By exploring the ways in which geographic concepts such as place, context and diffusion are linked to politics and economics, valuable insights into democracy and economic development can be obtained. To evaluate this interplay between the global and local, I frequently use geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial data analysis in my research. My methodological expertise and interest in geographical data analysis and visualization is also reflected in my teaching.
- Agnew, J. and M. Shin. 2019. Mapping populism. Roman & Littlefield.
- Friedman, J., D. Kim, T. Schneberk, P. Bourgois, M. Shin, A. Celious and D. Schriger. 2019. Assessement of Racial/Ethnic and Income Disparities in the Prescription of Opioids and Other Controlled Medications in California. JAMA Internal Medicine, February 11, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6721
- Agnew, J. and M. Shin. 2017. Spatializing populism: Taking politics to the people in Italy. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 107: 915-933.
- Shin, M., J. Campbell, and N. Burkhart.. 2015. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems. Irvington, NY: FlatWorld Knowledge.
- Shin, M. and W. McCarthy. 2013. The association between county political inclination and obesity: Results from the 2012 presidential election in the United States. Preventive Medicine 57: 721-724. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.07.026
- Shin, M. 2010. A geospatial analysis of market integration: the case of the 2004/5 market crisis in Niger. Food Security.
- Shin, M. 2010. Una rivoluzione verde? Riflessioni geografiche sul successo della Lega Nord. Il Regno n.6/2010: 147-151.
- Shin, M. 2009. Show Me the Money! The Geography of Contributions to California’s Proposition 8, California Journal of Politics and Policy: Vol. 1 : Iss. 1, Article 28. DOI: 10.2202/1944-4370.1037
- Shin, M. 2009. Democratizing electoral geography: Visualizing votes and political Neogeography. Political Geography 28: 149-152. DOI:10.1016/j.polgeo.2009.03.001
- Shin, M. and J. Agnew. 2008. Berlusconi’s Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics. Temple University Press.
- Shin, M. and J. Agnew. 2007. The Geographical Dynamics of Italian Electoral Change, 1987-2001. Electoral Studies 26: 287-302.
- Shin, M., J. Agnew, S. Breau and P. Richardson. 2006. Place and the Geography of Italian Export Performance. European Urban and Regional Studies 13: 195-208. (PDF)
- Shin, M. 2004. Globalization and Health. In Globalization and Its Outcomes (J. O’Loughlin, L. Staeheli and E. Greenberg, eds.), pp. 193-208. New York: Guilford Publications. (PDF)
- Shin, M. 2002. Measuring economic globalization: Spatial hierarchies and market topologies. Environment and Planning A 34: 417-428.(PDF)
- Shin, M. and J. Agnew. 2002. The geography of party replacement in Italy, 1987-1996. Political Geography 21: 221-242. (PDF)
- Shin, M. 2001. The politicization of place in Italy. Political Geography 20: 331-352. (PDF)
- Shin, M. and M. Ward. 1999. Lost in space: The political geography of the defense-growth trade-off, 1985-1995. Journal of Conflict Resolution 43:793-817. (PDF)