Chris Lukinbeal

Associate Professor

Director of GIST Programs

Chris Lukinbeal is the founding Director of Geographic Information Systems Technology Programs at the University of Arizona and an Associate Professor of the School of Geography and Development. 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, an Associate Editor for the American Association of Geographer’s journal Geohumanitiesand 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). 

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