j. nicholas entrikin

Nicholas Entrikin

Professor Emeritus


A-162 Bunche Hall
University of California, Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Campus Mailcode: Box 951524


J. Nicholas Entrikin is Professor of Geography (Emeritus), UCLA, and Professor of Sociology (Emeritus), University of Notre Dame. He has served as UCLA’s Vice Provost for International Studies and Director of the UCLA International Institute and as the Vice President for Internationalization at the University of Notre Dame. He chaired the UCLA Chancellor’s Task Force on Environmental Studies, the recommendations of which led to the creation of the Institute of the Environment. His research is in the area of cultural geography and the philosophy of geography and he has written on themes concerning the relationship between environmentalism and cultural identity, e.g., on the preservation of ancestral landscapes and regional culture. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology, and a CNRS visiting director of research at IRSAM-SET, Université de Pau et Pays de L’Adour. He has published numerous articles in international geography and sociology journals and has authored and edited books in human geography including: The Betweenness of Place: Towards a Geography of Modernity; Reflections on Richard Hartshorne’s ‘The Nature of Geography’; Regions: Critical Essays in Human Geography; The Marshall Plan Today: Model and Metaphor; and Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds: Geography and the Humanities.