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Robert Vanderbeck Robert Vanderbeck

Contact details

Room 10.101 Manton (please enter via 10.103)
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 36753

Student hours:
Varies by semester. Please feel free to email me for an appointment.

Short CV

Present position

  • Professor of Human Geography, University of Leeds 

Previous posts

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds (2008-2017)
  • Lecturer, University of Leeds (2005-2008)
  • Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Vermont 

Qualifications & education

  • 1998-2001: Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (University of Sheffield, UK). Doctoral Thesis: Constructions of Traveller Young People: Discourse Practice, and Power in Contemporary Britain (supervised by Peter Jackson and Gill Valentine)
  • 1994-1997: Master of Arts in Geography (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Thesis: Perspectives on Place Among Inner City Young People in the U.S. South (supervised by James H. Johnson, Jr.)
  • 1990-1994: Bachelor of Arts in Geography with Highest Distinction and Honors (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)