Kris Olds

Kris Olds is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the faculty in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in July 2001. Prior to this he taught at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (1997-2001) and at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol (1996-1997). He was also a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia (1995-1996). Apart from academia, he has also worked as an urban planner for the City of Vancouver, and as a planning consultant in Vancouver. His research currently focuses on global city formation processes in relation to the globalization of higher education, large-scale urban redevelopment projects, global economic networks, and forced evictions. His research has been supported by the US Department of Education, the Government of Singapore, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada,, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the City of Vancouver.



Recent Publications:

  • 2003 Political economies of day labor: regulation and restructuring of Chicago's contingent labor markets, Urban Studies 40(8): in press.
  • 2002 (edited with Neil Brenner) Spaces of neoliberalism: urban restructuring in North America and Western Europe. Blackwell, Oxford.
  • 2002 (with Neil Brenner) Cities and the geographies of 'actually existing neoliberalism' Antipode 33(3): 349-379.
  • 2001 (with Jamie Peck) Contingent Chicago: restructuring the spaces of temporary labor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 25(3): 471-496.


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