Eric M. Huntley

  • PhD Student
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Geography
  • Social Theory
822 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-6992
Other Affiliations:
  • Association of American Geographers
Research Interests:
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M. Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 2014
B. Fine Arts, University of Michigan, 2010


My research examines the use of geospatial technologies and cartographic methods within the design disciplines as well as the active role of those disciplines in the historical making and remaking of GIS. I am particularly interested in the ecological design tradition within landscape architecture and the ways in which its view of nature, as well as its methods, assumptions, and techniques, are operationalized in the development of geospatial technologies.

At the University of Kentucky, I am affiliated with the New Mappings Collaboratory, a group of scholars working to further critical GIS and geospatial web scholarship while also exploring new ways of doing cartographic work. I am also affiliated with the Committee on Social Theory and expect to complete the Graduate Certificate in Social Theory in Spring 2016. In addition, I am an organizer of the Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) conference.

Prior to my doctoral studies, I received a Master's in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (TCAUP) where I worked under Maria Arquero de Alarcón, MLAUD and David S. Bieri, PhD. During my time at TCAUP, I was a founding member of Dr. Bieri's Political Space Economy Lab (now housed at Virginia Tech), an interdisciplinary research cluster that critically investigates the financialization of real estate markets and the shifting spatialities of credit, money, and metropolitan form.

Selected Publications: 

Huntley, Eric M. and Robert Cabral. 2014. "Embracing the Impermanent: Deconstruction, Metabolism, Memory." In Historic Preservation and Urban Change, edited by Terry Schwarz. Vol. 7 of Urban Infill, 78-83. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative.

Political Space Economy Lab. 2013. Moonlights, Sunspots, and Frontier Finance: On the Nexus Between Money, Credit, and Urban Form. Ann Arbor, MI: Political Space Economy Lab.

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