Loretta Lees is currently a Professor of human geography at King’s College London. She has a Ph.D. degree in geography from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1994). Her previous posts have been a Reader in geography, KCL (2005–2008), a Senior Lecturer in geography, KCL (2004-2005), a Lecturer in geography, King’s College (1997–2004), a Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada (1995–1997), and a Visiting Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Waikato, New Zealand (1994). Lees is an urban geographer who is well known for her work on gentrification and her related work on public space and architecture. These different research foci are concerned with how we (re)conceptualize the urban and urban processes and in particular with questions of representation. She has served/is serving on the following editorial boards—Environment and Planning A (since 2002), ACME: an international e-journal for critical geographies (2003–2006), The Canadian Geographer (2004–2006), Geography Compass (since 2006), and Dialogues in Human Geography (since 2009). She was the Chair of the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Urban Geography Research Group (2000–2003) and a Committee Member of the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Urban Geography Research Group (1998–2000). She also served on the Research Committee of the Royal Geographical Society (2004–2007). Moreover, she is currently on the ESRC postdoctoral fellowship panel. She coorganizes (with Jenny Robinson, Matthew Gandy, and Monica Degen) the Urban Salon: a London forum for architecture, cities, and international urbanism (http://www.theurbansalon.org).
Biography Updated on 20 June 2010