Competition: US & Canada
Andrew Herod is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on questions of geographical political economy and how economies are organized spatially. More specifically, he explores questions involving work and workers in the global economy. He is perhaps best known for his writings in the field of Labor Geography, which he helped create and brand in the 1990s. Labor Geography provides a worker-centered analysis of the making of economic landscapes, showing how workers play important roles in creating landscapes and how, in turn, those landscapes shape the possibilities for worker action. He has conducted fieldwork in the USA, in Southern and Eastern Europe, in Australia, and in Central and South America, amongst other places. He has published eleven books and numerous articles, several of which have won national and international awards. In 2015 he was a Fulbright scholar to Greece and has been a visiting professor at the University of Sydney. His Guggenheim project–“Chicken: A Geographical Political Economy”–will focus upon the poultry industry in the USA and globally.