Barney Warf is a professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. His research and teaching interests lie within the broad domain of human geography. Much of his research concerns economic geography, emphasizing services and telecommunications. His work straddles contemporary political economy and social theory on the one hand and traditional quantitative, empirical approaches on the other. He has studied a range of topics that fall under the umbrella of globalization, including New York as a global city, telecommunications, offshore banking, international networks of financial and producer services, and the geographies of the Internet. He has also written on military spending, voting technologies, the U.S. electoral college, and religious diversity.
He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited seven books, two encyclopedias, 32 book chapters and roughly 100 refereed journal articles. His papers have appeared in the Annals, Professional Geographer, Economic Geography, Urban Geography, Political Geography, Geographical Review, Regional Studies, Urban Studies, Tijdschrift, the International Regional Science Review, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, Southeastern Geographer, Environment and Planning A and D, and the Journal of Geography. Currently, he serves as editor of The Professional Geographer, co-editor of Growth and Change, co-book review editor for Dialogues in Human Geography, and edits a series of geography texts for Rowman and Littlefield publishers. He has served or serves on the editorial boards of the Geographical Review, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Growth and Change, Professional Geographer, Urban Geography, International Regional Science Review, and Geografiska Annaler. His teaching interests include urban and economic geography, the history of geographic thought, globalization, and contemporary social theory.
Dept. of Geography
University of Kansas