Professor of Geography at Florida State University
Dr. Philip Steinberg is Professor of Geography at Florida State University. His research focuses on oceans and islands and their implications for modern notions of sovereignty, identity, place, and mobility.
Dr. Philip Steinberg is Professor of Geography at Florida State University. His research focuses on oceans and islands and their implications for modern notions of sovereignty, identity, place, and mobility. In addition to several publications on world ocean history and the role of island-imaginaries in modernist fantasies of escape and belonging, he has published specifically on Latin American connections at the region’s northern fringe, in studies of Key West, Florida and New Orleans.
He has has co-authored Managing the Infosphere: Governance, Technology, and Cultural Practice in Motion (Temple University Press, 2008) and The Urban after Katrina: Place, Community, Connections, and Memory (University of Georgia Press, 2008), and has authored The Social Construction of the Ocean (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He is also co-founder and co-director of FSU’s Inter-American Seas Research Consortium, which seeks to develop research linkages at FSU and beyond between researchers in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences regarding linked problems in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the southeastern US coastal zone.
PhD in Geography, Clark University
MA in Geography, Clark University
BA in Politics and Third World Studies, Oberlin College
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