Director of GIST Programs
Chris Lukinbeal is the founding Director of Geographic Information Systems Technology Programs at the University of Arizona and an Professor of the School of Geography Development and Environment. He earned his PhD in Geography from San Diego State University and University of California, Santa Barbara. Chris is a cultural geography and cartographer with research interests in representation, visualization, media, and cinema. Chris is a Past President of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, editor for the book series, Digital Spaces and Media Geography at Mainz, a founding Associate Editor for the American Association of Geographer’s journal Geohumanities, and a founding Editor for Aether: The Journal of Media Geography (2007-2012). His books include Media’s Mapping Impulse (2019), Mediated Geographies and Geographies of the Media (2015), Place, Television, and the Real Orange County (2012), The Geography of Cinema (2008). Interested in working with MA/PhD students in media geography, critical cartography, digital humanities and geohumanities.
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