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Distinguished Visiting Scholars

The Scheme:

The Visiting Scholar Scheme was established some years ago to enable eminent scholars from outside of the UK to be invited to visit the School for a period of one or two weeks. These distinguished academics have interacted with staff on research matters, delivered a seminar in the School, and taken on a few other duties such as presenting one or two lectures to undergraduate classes and meeting with post-graduate students.

2015 SSC Distinguished Visiting Scholar:

Our visiting scholar this academic year is Professor David Ley (University of British Columbia). Professor Ley will be here from Monday May 25 to Friday May 29. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Geography. David is a social geographer with particular interests in immigration to Canadian cities; multiculturalism and the governance of diversity; gentrification and housing policy in inner cities. Further details can be found here and here.

SSC 2014 Distinguished Visiting Scholar Research Seminar

Thursday March 13: 1-2 pm in Room 01-009, Elmwood Building (Geography), QUB

Title: tbc

Professor Cooke will also be leading a discussion of the SSC reading group. 

 Previous SSC Visiting Scholars:

  • Professor John Agnew (Department of Geography, UCLA) Spring 2003
  • Professor Trevor Barnes (Department of Geography, UBC) Spring 2003
  • Professor Jamie Peck (Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin) Spring 2004
  • Professor Neil Smith (Department of Anthropology, CUNY) Autumn 2005
  • Professor Derek Gregory (Department of Geography, UBC) Spring 2005
  • Professor Anne Godlewska (Department of Geography, Queen's University, Ontario) Spring 2007
  • Professor Nick Blomley (Deparment of Geography, Simon Fraser University) Spring 2008
  • Professor Oren Yiftachel (Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel), Spring 2009
  • Dr Natalia Lozovsky (University of California, Berkely), Summer 2010
  • Professor Nicolaas Rupke (University of Göttingen), Spring 2011
  • Professor Harriet Ritvo (MIT), Spring 2013
  • Professor Tom Cooke (University of Connecticut) Spring 2014