Richard J. Grant

Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-6689
Locator Code:
2221

 
About

Director of International Studies, Director of Urban Studies, UCape Town Director

Summary: Teaching and research focuses on the urban transformations in metropolitan Africa and on global cities such as Miami.  Current project focus on:
1) The green economy in Cape Town, South Africa
2) E-waste and urban planning Accra, Ghana
3) Street art and neighborhood transformation in Wynwood, Miami
4) Climate gentrification in Miami
5) Sea-level rise in South Florida

Career

Education

1995 Pew Faculty Fellow Harvard University
1991Ph.D. Geography University of Colorado at Boulder
1987 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1985B.A. University College Dublin, National University of Ireland

Professional Experience

2008 - Professor of Geography, University of Miami
1999 - 2008Associate Professor of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Miami
2013 - Honorary Visiting Researcher, University of Johannesburg
2014 - 2014Visiting Professor and Instructor, Henan University
2005 - 2005Visiting Researcher, School of Geography, Archaeology, and Environmental Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
1997 - 1999Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
1991 - 1997Assistant Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
1997 - 1999Research Associate, Global Affairs Institute, Syracuse University
1997 - 1999Undergraduate Director of Geography, Syracuse University
1994 - 1995Undergraduate Director of International Relations, Syracuse University

Honors & Acknowledgements

Honors and Acknowledgments

MARMAR International Steering Committee, Turkey

Honorary Visiting Researcher, University of Johannesburg, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, College of Business and Economics, 2019-2022.

Senior Research Scientist, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, 2010-14.

Editorial Board Membership: Urban Geography; Urban Forum

Conferences & Events

2019
AAG | Washington D.C., USA
Speaker
2019
IGU-Africa Commission | University of Zululand, South Africa
Keynote Speaker
2019
MARMAR Urban Forum | Istanbul, Turkey
Invited Speaker
2020
61st International Studies Association Annual Convention | Hawaii, USA
Speaker
2020
34th International Geographical Congress | Istanbul, Turkey
Speaker

Memberships

Professional Memberships
AAG, SAGS, ISA
Research

Publications

R. Grant Africa: Geographies of Change (New York, Oxford University Press. 2015).


R. Grant Globalizing City. The Urban and Economic Transformation of Accra, Ghana (Syracuse, Syracuse University Press. 2009).


R. Grant and M. Oteng-Ababio "Mapping the Invisible and Real “African” Economy: Mapping E-Waste Circuitry" 1-21, 33 (1), (Urban Geography. 2012).


R. Grant and J. Nijman "Globalization and the Corporate Geography of Cities in the Less Developed World" 320-340, 92 (2), (Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 2002).