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country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: St John's College
occupation: anthropologist, geographer, university teacher, economist, urban planner
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Vautrin Lud Prize, Patron’s Medal, honorary doctor of the Ohio State University, honorary doctor of the University of Uppsala, Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Honorary Doctorate of University of Buenos Aires, Honorary doctor of the University of Oxford
David W. Harvey (born 31 October 1935) is a British-born Marxist scholar and Distinguished Professor of anthropology and geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He received his PhD in geography from the University of Cambridge in 1961. Harvey has authored many books and essays that have been prominent in the development of modern geography as a discipline. He is a proponent of the idea of the right to the city.
In 2007, Harvey was listed as the 18th most-cited author of books in the humanities and social sciences in that year, as established by counting cites from academic journals in the Thomson Reuters ISI database. Some of the artists influenced by Harvey's work are Elisheva Levy in Israel and Theaster Gates in Chicago.
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