The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Professor David Harvey
Doctor of Science
David Harvey is a leading theorist in the field of urban studies, and was referred to as ‘one of the most influential geographers in the twentieth century’ by Library Journal. Born in Gillingham, Kent, he attended Gillingham Grammar School and went on to earn his PhD from Cambridge University in 1962. Today he holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).
His reflections on the importance of space and place (and more recently "nature") have attracted considerable attention across the humanities and social sciences. His numerous awards include the Outstanding Contributor Award of the Association of American Geographers and the 2002 Centenary Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for his ‘outstanding contribution to the field of geographical enquiry and to anthropology’.
The author of numerous books and articles, including Explanation in Geography and Social Justice and the City, Professor Harvey was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007.back to top