November 17-19, 2017, University of Alberta

Jamie Peck

Jamie Peck is Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy, Distinguished University Scholar, and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. With long-term research interests in urban restructuring, geographical political economy, labour studies, the politics of policy formation and mobility, and economic geography, his current research is focused on the financial restructuring of US cities, the politics of contingent labour, and the political economy of neoliberalization.

His recent books include Offshore: Exploring the worlds of global outsourcing (2017, Oxford); Fast Policy: Experimental statecraft at the thresholds of neoliberalism (2015, Minnesota, with Nik Theodore); Constructions of Neoliberal Reason (2010, Oxford); and the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography (2012, Wiley, co-edited with Trevor Barnes & Eric Sheppard).

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and previously the holder of Guggenheim and Harkness fellowships, Peck is the Editor-in-Chief of the Environment and Planning series of journals.