Eric Sheppard

Eric Sheppard

Eric Sheppard, 2013
Born (1950-10-01) October 1, 1950
[Cambridge, UK]
Fields Human geography

Eric Sheppard (born 1 October 1950) is a British and American geographer, and Professor of Economic geography at UCLA.


Sheppard grew up in Cambridge, England and studied geography at the University of Bristol under Peter Haggett (graduating 1972) before moving to Canada and completing his Ph.D in Geography in 1976 at the University of Toronto. He taught for most of his career at the University of Minnesota before moving to UCLA. He served as President of the Association of American Geographers (2012-2013).


Sheppard has made contributions to geographical political economy, uneven geographies of globalization, spatial capitalist economic dynamics, urban sustainability and environmental justice, and the use of critical geographic information technologies. He is identified with a group of radical economic geographers including Trevor J. Barnes and Jamie Peck, who are critical of the tendency of the modern capitalist economy to create great differences in wealth and poverty, and to create environmental problems and injustices.



Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers (co-edited with H. Leitner and J. Peck). New York: Guilford Press, 2007, 340 pp.


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