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Agnew, John (1949–)

  • By: Jonathan Leib
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

One of the leading human geographers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, John Agnew has made major contributions to the fields of political geography, international relations, and international political economy. Born in England in 1949, Agnew received his BA from the University of Exeter and his MA and PhD from Ohio State University, receiving his doctorate in 1976. Since 1995, Agnew has been a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. From 1975 to 1995, he taught at Syracuse University. In 2008, he was elected president of the Association of American Geographers.

The author or editor of two dozen books and approximately 150 journal articles and book chapters, Agnew has been at the forefront of new research directions in several different ...

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