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Trevor John Barnes
Trevor Barnes at UBC (2017).jpg
Barnes in 2017
Born (1956-07-14) July 14, 1956 (age 63)
London, England
Scientific career
FieldsEconomic geography

Trevor John Barnes, FBA (born 14 July 1956, London, England) is a British geographer and Professor of Economic geography at the University of British Columbia.


Trevor Barnes received his Ph.D. in 1983 at University of Minnesota with a thesis under the supervision of Eric Sheppard titled The Geography of Value, Production, and Distribution: Theoretical Economic Geography after Sraffa. Barnes began his career as a spatial scientist, but in recent years his interest has moved to the history of economic geography. His current projects concern the history of geography's quantitative revolution; epistemological pluralism in economic geography; the institutional analysis of forestry with Roger Hayter; and creative industries.[1] His co-edited volume, Writing Worlds helped initiate geography's turn towards questions of discourse; it has been widely cited by researchers studying the geography of media and communication. In 2014 he was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.[2] In 2019, Barnes was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Founder’s Medal for his "sustained excellence and pioneering developments in the field of economic geography." [3]

Barnes is considered by notable geographers as a "Key Thinker on Space and Place"[4] and in 2011 was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.[5] In 2012, he was given the Ellen Churchill Semple award at the Department of Geography, University of Kentucky.[6]


  • Sheppard, E., and Barnes, T.J. The Capitalist Space Economy: Geographical Analysis After Ricardo, Marx and Sraffa. London: Unwin Hyman, 1990.
  • Barnes, T.J., and Duncan, J.S. (eds.) Writing Worlds: Texts, Discourses and Metaphors in the Interpretation of Landscape. London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Barnes, T. J. Logics of Dislocation: Models, Metaphors, and Meanings of Economic Space. New York: The Guilford Press, 1995.
  • Barnes, T.J., Gregory, D. (eds.) Reading Human Geography: The Poetics and Politics of Inquiry. New York: Wiley, 1997.
  • Barnes, T. J. and Hayter, R. (eds.) Troubles in the Rainforest: British Columbia's Forest Economy in Transition. Victoria: Western Geographical Press, 1997.
  • Barnes, T. J. and Gertler, M. S. (eds.) The New Industrial Geography: Regions, Regulation and Institutions. London: Routledge, 1999.
  • Sheppard, E. and Barnes, T. J. (eds.) A Companion to Economic Geography. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.
  • Barnes, T. J., Peck, J., Sheppard, E., and Tickell, A. (eds.) Reading Economic Geography. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.
  • Tickell, A., Sheppard, E., Peck, J., and Barnes, T. J. (eds.) Politics and Practice in Economic Geography. London:Sage, 2007.
  • Barnes, T. J., Peck, J., and Sheppard, E. (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • Susanne Reimer. Trevor Barnes. In: Phil Hubbard, Rob Kitchin, Gill Valentine (editors). Key Thinkers on Space and Place. SAGE Publications, 2004, p. 22-26. ISBN 978-0-7619-4963-3


  1. ^ Trevor J. Barnes at University of British Columbia.
  2. ^ "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Royal Geographical Society - Medals and award recipients announced". Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  4. ^ Source: Susanne Reimer. Trevor Barnes. In: Phil Hubbard, Rob Kitchin, Gill Valentine (editors). Key Thinkers on Space and Place (1. edition). SAGE Publications, 2004, p.22-26. ISBN 978-0-7619-4963-3
  5. ^ "Class of 2011: List of New Fellows" (PDF). Royal Society of Canada.
  6. ^ Ellen Churchill Semple Day (accessed 30 June 2015)

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