Tom NarinsE-mail: email@example.com
Ph.D.- Geography, UCLA (expected 2014)
M.B.A.- University of Arizona (2008)
B.A.- Government, Cornell University (1998)
Political Economy, Political Geography, Chinese-Latin American relations, contemporary China, environmental politics
China's political and economic expansion beyond its borders. Critical China Geopolitics. Chinese business practices. Chinese-Latin American trade and investment.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Narins, T.P. and Agnew, J. A New 'Dependency'? China's Economic Activity in Latin America, Economic Geography (under review).
Narins, T.P. (Forthcoming) Dynamics of the Russia-China Forest Products Trade (1993 to 2010), Growth & Change.
Narins, T.P. 2013. Ecuadorian State-Capacity Building through Territorial Strategic Asset Management, Journal of Latin American Geography, March 2013, volume 12, Issue 2: 33-59. Download
Muellerleile, C., Strauss, K., Spigel, B. and Narins, T.P. In Press. Economic Geography and the Financial Crisis: Full Steam Ahead?, The Professional Geographer. DOI:10.1080/00330124.2012.757819 Download
Narins, T.P. 2012. China's Eye on Ecuador: What Chinese trade with Ecuador reveals about China's economic expansion into South America, Global Studies Journal. Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 295-308. Download
Narins, T.P., Pavri, F., Quynh, N., and Zappa, M. 2010. Global Climate Change case study: Where are rising sea levels threatening human and natural environments? In Solem, M., Klein, P., Muniz-Solari, O., and Ray, W., eds., AAG Center for Global Geography Education. Available from http://globalgeography.aag.org.
Publications in Preparation
Narins, T.P. Scaling down our understanding of China's economic expansion: Visualizing Chinese foreign investments at the subnational level, to be submitted to Geoforum, January or February 2014.
Narins, T.P. The New Lithium Economy: China and the Political Geography of Abundance, to be submitted to Political Geography, February or March 2014.
Grants and Awards
UCLA Anderson School Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) student research grant, 2011
UCLA Graduate Student Research Mentorship Award, AY 2009-2010
UCLA Graduate Student Research Mentorship Award, Summer 2009
Alice Belkin Memorial Award for International Relations, 2008
University of Arizona Merit-Based Scholarship, 2006
Dr. John Agnew (Committee Chair, Geography)
Dr. David Rigby (Geography)
Dr. Cindy Fan (Geography)
Dr. James Tong (Political Science)
"Dynamics of the Russia-China Forest Products Trade (1993 to 2010)", Annual Meeting of the Los Angeles Geographical Society, “ Los Angeles, CA, “ May 3, 2013.
"Contemporary Latin America and the Geopolitics of Change: A Comparison of National and Sub-National Institutional Responses to the Geographic Expansion of Chinese interests in Bolivia and Chile (1990 to 2010)", Annual Meeting of the Los Angeles Geographical Society, Los Angeles, CA, May 4, 2012.
"Contemporary Latin America and the Geopolitics of Change: A Comparison of National and Sub-National Institutional Responses to the Geographic Expansion of Chinese interests in Bolivia and Chile (1990 to 2010)", Annual Meeting of the California Geographical Society, Davis, CA, April 28, 2012
"Thoughts on Chinese interests in South America (with emphasis on Bolivia)", Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, New York, NY, February 25, 2012
"China's Eye on Ecuador: What Chinese Trade with Ecuador Reveals about Chinas Economic Expansion into Latin America", 4th Annual Global Studies Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 19, 2011
"What does Port Infrastructural Development Tell us about China's emergence in Latin America?", From the Great Wall to the New World: China and Latin America in the 21st Century Conference sponsored by the China Quarterly, Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 2011
"Global Climate Change case study: Where are rising sea levels threatening human and natural environments?", Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Seattle, WA, April 13, 2011
"On Track and Online: The People's Republic of China's advance in Latin America", Annual Association of Asian Studies/International Conference of Asian Scholars Joint Conference, Honolulu, HI, April 2, 2011
"On Track and Online: The People's Republic of China's advance in Latin America", Texas Asia Conference Austin, TX, February 12, 2011
"Humiliation Maps and the mapping of China's future: A bio-political explanation for modern day Chinese expansion", International Conference on China and the Future of Human Geography, Guangzhou, China, August 27, 2010
Poster Title: Surprising Development: Conserving natural resources for economic growth and improved international relations, Global Initiatives-Symposium in Taiwan 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, July 13, 2010
"Assembling Modern China with World Trade Centers not Empire State Buildings", Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 15, 2010
"Winning Twice: China's Natural Forest Protection Program and the Russian Far East", Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 3, 2009
"Winning Twice: China's Natural Forest Protection Program and the Russian Far East", UCLA China Undisciplined Conference, Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 2009
"Impacts of Trade on Wage Inequality in Los Angeles: Using Matched Employer-Employee Data", based on a paper of the same name written by David Rigby (Department of Geography, UCLA) & Sebastien Breau (Department of Geography, McGill University), The Process of Integration in North America: Challenges under a New Regional Agenda, a conference on North American Integration, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico, March 26, 2009
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