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Michael J. Watts is "Class of 1963" Professor of Geography and Development Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and a leading critical intellectual figure of the academic left. An intensively productive scholar, he works on a variety of themes from African development to contemporary geopolitics, social movements and oil. As Perrault notes, his work charted a "rigorous and wide-ranging theoretical engagement with Marxian political economy" (Perrault, 2004:323,[1]), with contributions to the development of political ecology, struggles over resources, and - more recently - how the politics of identity play out in the contemporary world.

This should not obscure the fact that during the early 1980s Watts adhered to a populist analysis, and that the politics of identity of which he is now critical was criticized earlier, by non-Geographers who engaged with populists linked to the subaltern studies project of that decade. His main role has tended to be not that of an innovator so much as a conduit; to transmit ideas generated outside geography by non-geographers, communicating them to other geographers who don’t yet know about these external theoretical developments. Geographers who are unaware of the origin of these ideas occasionally attribute them in error to the messenger. reference needed.

Raised between Bath and Bristol in the UK, Watts received his bachelor's degree in geography and economics from University College London in 1972 and his PhD in 1979 from the University of Michigan. His PhD work was on agrarian change and politics in Northern Nigeria, published as Silent Violence in 1983. He joined the faculty of the Geography Department at UC Berkeley in 1979, and served from 1994 to 2004 as Director of the Institute of International Studies, a program that promotes cross-disciplinary global and transnational research and training. Watts was named a 2003 Guggenheim fellow for his research on oil politics in Nigeria, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences[2] at Stanford University (2004), and the Smuts Lecturer at Cambridge University in 2007. In 2004 he was awarded the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society.

On July 25, 2007, he was shot in the hand in Port Harcourt, Nigeria by unknown gunmen. BBC NEWS | Africa | Professor shot in Nigerian Delta

Watts is married to Mary Beth Pudup, who is a UC Santa Cruz faculty member, and has two children. He is a member of Retort, a Bay Area-based collective of radical intellectuals, with whom he authored the book Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War, published by Verso Books.

He is also on the advisory board of FFIPP-USA (Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace-USA), a network of Palestinian, Israeli, and International faculty, and students, working in for an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and just peace. [3]

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Total Books: 63
Philosophy of Heidegger the
2011 - Philosophy of Heidegger The [Continental European Philosoph] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781844652648
ISBN-10: 1844652645
Genre: Nonfiction
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Curse of the Black Gold 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta
2010 - Curse of the Black Gold 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781576875476
ISBN-10: 1576875474
Genre: Arts & Photography
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My Ancestor Was in the British Army A Guide to British Army Sources for Family Historians
2009 - My Ancestor Was in the British Army a Guide to British Army Sources for Family Historians [My Ancestor Was...S.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781903462997
ISBN-10: 1903462991
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UV Disinfection at the East Bay Municipal Utility District
2007 - Uv Disinfection at the East Bay Municipal Utility District (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781583215012
ISBN-10: 1583215018
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Focus  High School Economics
2005 - Focus High School Economics [Focus] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781561836147
ISBN-10: 1561836141
Genre: Nonfiction
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Kierkegaard
2003 - Kierkegaard (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781851683178
ISBN-10: 1851683178
Genre: Nonfiction
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Struggles over geography Violence freedom and development at the millenium
2000 - Struggles Over Geography VIolence Freedom and Development at the Millenium [Hettner-Lectures] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783515084086
ISBN-10: 3515084088
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Business for Vocational A-level
2000 - Business for Vocational a-level (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780003291049
ISBN-10: 0003291049
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1996 - Business for Advanced Gnvq [Collins GNVQ Business] (Hardcover)
Lovescript What Handwriting Reveals About Love and Romance
1995 - Lovescript What Handwriting Reveals About Love and Romance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312141189
ISBN-10: 0312141181
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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Business in the Economy for Advanced GNVQ
1995 - Business in the Economy for Advanced Gnvq [Advanced Business GNVQ] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780003224474
ISBN-10: 0003224473
Genres: Business & Money, Children's Books, Nonfiction
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The Naked Hand Sexuality Revealed Through Handwriting
1995 - The Naked Hand Sexuality Revealed Through Handwriting (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747247364
ISBN-10: 0747247366
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Working in Real Organisations
1994 - Working in Real Organisations (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780003223590
ISBN-10: 0003223590
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Graphology
1992 - Graphology (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671780418
ISBN-10: 0671780417
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Graphology What Your Handwriting Reveals About You Your Friends and Your Enemies
1991 - Production [Pre-vocational Studies] (Other)Hardcover
1990 - Services to People [Pre-vocational Studies] (Other)
1990 - Distribution [Pre-vocational Studies] (Other)Hardcover
1990 - Business and Administrative Services [Pre-vocational Studies] (Other)
1989 - Social Skills [Pre-vocational Studies] (Other)
1989 - Numeracy [Pre-vocational Studies] (Other)
1989 - B T E C First Courses [Pre-vocational Studies] (Other)
Pre-vocational Studies Social and Vocational Skills Module
1988 - Pre-vocational Studies Social and Vocational Skills Module [Pre-vocational Studies] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780715727119
ISBN-10: 0715727117
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Pre-vocational Studies Services to People Module
1987 - Pre-vocational Studies Services to People Module [Pre-vocational Studies] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780715725948
ISBN-10: 0715725947
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Business Organizations and Environments Bk 2
1987 - Business Organizations and Environments Bk 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435459062
ISBN-10: 0435459066
Genre: Business & Money
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Business Organizations and Environments Bk 1
1986 - Business Organizations and Environments Bk 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435459055
ISBN-10: 0435459058
Genre: Business & Money
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The Dissenters From the Reformation to the French Revolution
1986 - The Dissenters From the Reformation to the French Revolution [Dissenters, Vol 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780198229568
ISBN-10: 0198229569
Genres: History, Christian Books & Bibles
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Cross-modular Assignments for BECNational
1982 - Cross-modular Assignments for Becnational (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435450496
ISBN-10: 0435450492
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Christ Church Oxford
1972 - Christ Church Oxford [Pride of Britain S] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780853721529
ISBN-10: 0853721521
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Doodle Interpretation a Beginner's Guide [Headway Guides for Beginners] (Paperback)
Heidegger a Beginner's Guide [Headway Guides for Beginners] (Paperback)
Introductory Modules [Pre-vocational Studies] (Hardcover)
International Trade [In Perspective] (Paperback)
Fuelling Change [Business Paper] (Paperback)