Faculty

John Agnew



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Contact Information

Email    JAGNEW@GEOG.UCLA.EDU
Office  1171 BUNCHE HALL
Phone  3108251713

(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1976) is Distinguished Professor of Geography with research interests in Political Geography, International Political Economy, European Urbanization, and Italy. Professor Agnew teaches courses in Political and European Geography. He is also a Professor in UCLA's Department of Italian and Visiting Professor of Political Geography at Queen's University, Belfast, 2012-14. Editor-in-Chief, Territory, Politics, Governance.

Education

B.A. (Hons.) Geography and Politics, University of Exeter, England, 1970 
Cert.Ed. Education, University of Liverpool, England, 1971 
M.A. Geography, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1973 
Ph.D. Geography, Ohio State University, Columbus OH, 1976

Fields of Study

Political and urban geography, international political economy, Italy, SE Europe

Awards

Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Syracuse University 1996 
Wasserstrom Award for Graduate Teaching, Syracuse University, 1995 
Guggenheim Fellowship 2003-2004 
Hettner Lectures, University of Heidelberg 2000 
Choice Outstanding Title Book Award, 2005 and 2009 
Distinguished Scholarship Award, Association of American Geographers, 2006 
2007 UCLA Award in Distinguished Teaching 
President, Association of American Geographers, 2008-9 
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 2012-13 http://www.pbk.org/programs/displayscholars.aspx?id=11 
Visiting Professor: University of British Columbia, 1979; Miami University of Ohio, 1986; University of Cambridge, 1992; University of Chicago, 1992; University of Iowa, 1994; Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Pisa, 1994; UCL (London), 1995; University of Durham, 2003; Queen's University, Belfast, 2003, 2012-14; University of Siena, 2010; University of Exeter, 2012.

Selected Publications

  • "Editorial: Territory, Politics, Governance" Territory, Politics, Governance, 1,1 (2013) (PDF)
  • "Of Canons and Fanons," Dialogues in Human Geography, 2, 3 (2012), 321-3. (PDF)
  • "Is US Security Policy 'Pivoting" from the Atlantic to Asia-Pacific?" Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Tiergarten Conference (Berlin), September 12 2012. (PDF)
  • "Looking Back to Look Forward: Chinese Geopolitical Narratives and China's Past," Eurasian Geography and Economics, 53/3 (2012), 301-14. (PDF)
  • With Scott Stephenson et al. "Projected 21st Century Changes to Arctic Marine Access," Climatic Change (2013), forthcoming.
  • "Arguing with Regions," Regional Studies (2013) (PDF)
  • "Rethinking Popular Sovereignty in Light of the Arab Awakening," Arab World Geographer, 15/1 (2012), 82-90.
  • "Putting Politics into Economic Geography," in T. Barnes et al. (eds.) Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) (PDF)
  • With Luca Muscara', Making Political Geography (Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield, Second Edition, 2012)
  • "The Big Seducer: Berlusconi's Image at Home and Abroad and the Future of Italian Politics," California Italian Studies, 2/1 (2011). (PDF)
  • With David N. Livingstone (eds.) Sage Handbook of Geographical Knowledge (London: Sage Publications, 2011)
  • "Space and Place," in John A. Agnew and David N. Livingstone (eds.) Sage Handbook of Geographical Knowledge (London: Sage Publications, 2011). (PDF)
  • With M. Shin, "Spatial Regression for Electoral Studies: the Case of the Italian Lega Nord," in B. Warf and J. Leib (eds.) Revitalizing Electoral Geography (Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2011)
  • With James S. Duncan (eds.) Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)
  • With Scott Stephenson and Laurence Smith, "Divergent Long-Term Trajectories of Human Access to the Arctic," Nature Climate Change, 1 (2011). (PDF)
  • "Dualisme contre polyphonie dans la gouvernance territoriale contemporaine," in Giuseppe Bettoni (ed.) Gouverner les territoires: antagonismes et partenariats entre acteurs publics (Paris: IGPDE, Ministry of Finance, 2011). (PDF)
  • "Waterpower: Politics and the Geography of Water Provision," Annals of the Association of American Geographers," 101/3 (2011), 463-76.(PDF)
  • "Emerging China and Critical Geopolitics: Between World Politics and Chinese Particularity," Eurasian Geography and Economics, 51/5 (2010), 569-82. (PDF)
  • “Deus Vult: the geopolitics of the Catholic Church,” Geopolitics, 15 (2010), 39-61. (PDF)
  • “Italian Labyrinth,” Journal of Cultural Geography 27 (2010), 261-73. (PDF)
  • “‘Ghosts of Rome’: the haunting of Fascist efforts at remaking Rome as Italy’s capital city,” Annali d’Italianistica, 28 (2010), 179-97. (PDF)
  • “ Money games: currencies and power in the contemporary world economy,” Antipode 41 s1 (2010), 214-38.
  • “Making the strange familiar: geographical analogy in global geopolitics,” Geographical Review, 99/3 (2009), 426-43. (PDF)
  • Globalization and Sovereignty (Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009) Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2009 (PDF)
  • With Michael Shin, Berlusconi's Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008) (PDF)
  • "Borders on the Mind: Re-Framing Border Thinking," Ethics and Global Politics, 1/4 (2008), 1-17. (PDF)
  • With T.W. Gillespie, J. Gonzalez, and B. Min, "Baghdad Nights: Evaluating the US Military 'Surge' Using Nighttime Light Signatures," Environment and Planning A, 40 (2008), 2285-95. (PDF)
  • "Know-Where: Geographies of Knowledge of World Politics," International Political Sociology, 1/2 (2007), 138-148. (PDF)
  • "No Borders, No Nations: Making Greece in Macedonia," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 97/2 (2007), 398-422.(PDF)
  • "Remaking Italy? Place Configurations and Italian Electoral Politics under the 'Second Republic,'" Modern Italy, 12/1 (2007), 17-38.
  • Hegemony: The New Shape of Global Power (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005) Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2005
  • "Sovereignty Regimes: Territoriality and State Authority in Contemporary World Politics," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 95/2 (2005), 437-461.
  • Co-edited with Katharyne Mitchell and Gerard Toal, A Companion to Political Geography (Oxford:Blackwell, 2003) (PDF)

Research

Political Geography of Modern Europe; 
Place and Politics in Modern Italy; 
No Borders, No Nations: Nationalism and Borders in the Balkans; 
Sovereignty and Globalization; 
Geopolitics of the World Economy; 
Political Geography of Water; 
Critical Geopolitics of China

Grad Students

I have been fortunate down the years to work with many excellent doctoral students including Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech), Susan Roberts (Kentucky), Mathew Coleman (Ohio State), Monica Varsanyi (City University of New York),Nuala Johnson (Queen's Belfast), Joanne Sharp (Glasgow), Tristan Sturm (York, Toronto), Scott Salmon (New School for Social Research), Jonathan Leib (Old Dominion), Thomas Puleo (Arizona State), Wendy Jepson (Texas A&M),Henry Sivak (Arizona State), Julien Mercille(University College Dublin) and Wesley Reisser (George Washington and US State Department).

Current Courses by Term

2014 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Cities of Europe

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Globalization: Markets

Honors Research in International and Area Studies

Previous Courses by Term

2014 Winter Quarter

Cities of Europe

2013 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Advanced Political Geography: Geopolitics

Globalization: Markets

2013 Winter Quarter

Cities of Europe

Seminar: Political Geography of Italy

2012 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

2012 Spring Quarter

Political Geography Working Group

2012 Winter Quarter

Cities of Europe

Political Geography Working Group

2011 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Seminar: Political Geography

2011 Winter Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Cities of Europe

Political Geography Working Group

2010 Fall Quarter

Seminar: Political Geography

2010 Spring Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

2010 Winter Quarter

Political Geography

2009 Fall Quarter

Advanced Political Geography: Geopolitics

Philosophical Issues in Geographical Inquiry

Research Group Seminars: Global Studies

2009 Winter Quarter

Political Geography

2008 Fall Quarter

Philosophical Issues in Geographical Inquiry

Research Group Seminars: Global Studies

2008 Spring Quarter

Political Geography Working Group

2008 Winter Quarter

Political Geography

Political Geography Working Group

2007 Fall Quarter

Philosophical Issues in Geographical Inquiry

Research Group Seminars: Global Studies

Mediterranean World since Roman Empire

2007 Spring Quarter

Cities of Europe

Political Geography Working Group

2007 Winter Quarter

Political Geography Working Group

2006 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Political Geography Working Group

Philosophical Issues in Geographical Inquiry

2006 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Advanced Political Geography: Geopolitics

Political Geography Working Group

2006 Winter Quarter

Cities of Europe

2005 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Political Geography

2005 Spring Quarter

Advanced Political Geography: Geopolitics

2005 Winter Quarter

Cities of Europe

2004 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Political Geography

2002 Fall Quarter

Political Geography

Cities of Europe

2002 Winter Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

2001 Fall Quarter

Political Geography

Perspectives on September 11

2001 Spring Quarter

Introduction to European Studies

2001 Winter Quarter

Cities of Europe

2000 Fall Quarter

Political Geography

2000 Spring Quarter

Advanced Political Geography: Geopolitics

2000 Winter Quarter

Cities of Europe

1999 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Political Geography

1999 Winter Quarter

Cities of Europe

1998 Fall Quarter

Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

Political Geography

1998 Spring Quarter
1998 Winter Quarter
1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

GEOG M241
Seminar: Political Geography of Italy

2013 Winter Quarter

GLBL ST 1
Globalization: Markets

2013 Fall Quarter

GEOG 4
Globalization: Regional Development and World Economy

2002 Winter Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

GEOG 4

1997 Fall Quarter

GEOG 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2006 Spring Quarter

HNRS 98
Perspectives on September 11

2001 Fall Quarter

GEOG 140
Political Geography

1999 Fall Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

GEOG 140

1997 Fall Quarter

GEOG 152
Cities of Europe

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

GEOG 152

1998 Winter Quarter

HNRS 168
Mediterranean World since Roman Empire

2007 Fall Quarter

GLBL ST 194
Research Group Seminars: Global Studies

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

GEOG 240

1998 Spring Quarter

GEOG 240
Advanced Political Geography: Geopolitics

2006 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

GEOG 241
Seminar: Political Geography

2010 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

GEOG 296C
Political Geography Working Group

2006 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

GEOG 298A
Philosophical Issues in Geographical Inquiry

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter