Skip to main content

Chris Courtheyn, Ph.D.

Chris Courtheyn

Dr. Courtheyn is a political geographer and ethnographer who researches and teaches about globalization and development, peace and conflict, race, gender, class, migration, urbanization, performance, and social movements. His regional specialization is Latin America, after having lived, worked, and conducted research in Colombia, Brazil, and Chile. He earned his PhD in Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He has global public service experience working in non-governmental organizations and in international protective accompaniment.

He is the author of Community of Peace: Performing Geographies of Ecological Dignity in Colombia, published by University of Pittsburgh Press’s Pitt Latin American Series (2022).