Hannes Gerhardt

I am a human geographer, specializing in political and economic geography, but generally I am a holistic thinker interested in how all of the social and natural forces come together to shape particular realities (in place!).  I received my bachelor’s in philosophy from the University of Miami, my master’s in geography from the University of Oslo, Norway, and my PhD in geography from the University of Arizona.

One theme that manifests itself in much of my past work is that of the "geographical imaginary", that is, how places are imagined to be and the consequences of these imaginings on decision making. I have, for instance, worked on a collaborative research project funded by the NSF that looked at the contested imaginaries of the Arctic, especially as this place opens up with the advent of global warming. I am also very interested in economic geography, especially the impact that the digital age and cyberspace are having on work and conceptions of property. Related to this I am fascinated with the concept of "value", how it is measured (for instance with money), and what the geographical limitations and implications of our valuation systems are. I am currently working on a book project that explores the economic and geographical implications of a world increasingly driven by digital information and content, a resource that is theoretically limitless.

  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Miami,
  • M.A., Developmental Geography, University of Oslo, 2000
  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Arizon, 2007

Fall 2020 Sections

  • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 01
  • GEOG-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: E01
  • GEOG-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 01
  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 1FG
  • GEOG-4086 (Academic Internship at UWG) Section: 01D

Summer 2020 Sections

  • GEOG-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: E01
  • GEOG-2503 (Cultural Geography) Section: E01
  • GEOG-4083 (Faculty-Mentored Research) Section: E01
  • GEOG-4086 (Academic Internship at UWG) Section: E03

Spring 2020 Sections

  • GEOG-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 01
  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 04G

Fall 2019 Sections

  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 02G
  • GEOG-3405 (Geographies of Sustainability) Section: 01

Summer 2019 Sections

  • GEOG-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: E01
  • GEOG-2503 (Cultural Geography) Section: E01
  • GEOG-4083 (Faculty-Mentored Research) Section: E01

Spring 2019 Sections

  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 81G
  • GEOG-3020 (Political Geography) Section: 01

Fall 2018 Sections

  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 81G
  • GEOG-3405 (Geographies of Sustainability) Section: 01

Summer 2018 Sections

  • GEOG-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: E01
  • GEOG-2503 (Cultural Geography) Section: E01
  • GEOG-4086 (Internship) Section: 04

Spring 2018 Sections

  • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 01
  • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 02
  • GEOG-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 01
  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 51G
  • GEOG-4086 (Internship) Section: 01D

Fall 2017 Sections

  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 50G
  • GEOG-3020 (Political Geography) Section: 01

Summer 2017 Sections

  • GEOG-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: E01
  • GEOG-2503 (Cultural Geography) Section: E01

Spring 2017 Sections

  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 50G
  • GEOG-3405 (Geographies of Sustainability) Section: 01

Fall 2016 Sections

  • GEOG-2010 (Political Geography) Section: 01
  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 50G

Summer 2016 Sections

  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 01G
  • GEOG-2503 (Cultural Geography) Section: E01

Spring 2016 Sections

  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 51G
  • GEOG-3405 (Geographies of Sustainability) Section: 01

Summer 2015 Sections

  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 03G
  • GEOG-2503 (Cultural Geography) Section: E01

Spring 2015 Sections

  • ENVS-2202 (Environmental Science) Section: 50G
  • GEOG-3020 (Political Geography) Section: 01
  • GEOG-3405 (Geographies of Sustainability) Section: 01
  • GEOG-4086 (Geography Internship) Section: 03

Gerhardt, H. (2019) “Engaging the non-flat world: Anarchism and the promise of a post-capitalist Collaborative Commons”. Antipode (in press).

Gerhardt, H., Stuvoy, K., Kristoferson, B. (2018) Green peace or oil riot. Affect, scale, and sustainability in the Arctic. In Gad, U. P. (Ed.) Postcoloniality and Sustainability in the Arctic. Routledge Studies in Sustainability, New York.

Steinberg, P., Tasch, J., Gerhardt, H. (2015) Contesting the Arctic: Politics and Imaginaries in the Circumpolar North, I.B. Tauris/Macmillan: New York.

Gerhardt, H. (2015) “Multiple Imperialisms: The Federal Reserve’s Response to the Global Financial Crisis”. Human Geography 8, 1-14.

Gerhardt, H., Steinberg, P.,Tasch J., Fabiano, S, & Shields, R. (2010) Climate Change and Contested Sovereignty in the Arctic. The Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(4), 992-1002.

Gerhardt, H. (2009) Bio-Normative Geopolitics: The U.S. and the Darfur Crisis in Sudan”. Geopolitics 14(3), 488-509.

Gerhardt, H. (2008) ”The role of ethical conviction and geography in religiously informed geopolitics: a response to Sturm”. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(5), 935 – 938