Professor, Geography

David Lopez-Carr is a Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara (with an adjunct position at San Diego State University Department of Geography), where he is Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies (LAIS) and directs the Human-Environment Dynamics Lab (HED). He holds affiliate positions in three UCSB interdisciplinary programs: Global and International Studies (GIS), and Marine Studies (IPMS), and is a research associate with the University of California Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS). He received a BA in Spanish Literature (with a minor in Geology) from Bates College and a PhD in Geography from the University of North Carolina, where he also held a NIH post-doctoral fellowship in Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Carolina Population Center. He has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Latin America and in over 70 countries worldwide. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, and rudimentary Q’eqchí Maya.

Personal homepage: Human Environment Dynamics Lab

Select EH Courses: Human Dimensions of Global Change, Food Security, Food Systems, and Global Change, Sea Change, Population, Development, and Environment, and Population Geography.