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Faculty Profile

Michael Pretes, PhD

Pretes

Professor

Education

  • Ph.D.  Australian National University
  • M.A.  Northwestern University
  • B.A.  University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise

  • Geopolitics and Political Geography
  • Business and Economic Geography
  • Geography of Finance
  • Tourism and Recreation
  • Natural Resource Management
  • National Parks
  • Geography of Wine
  • Australia and the Pacific
  • Polar Regions
  • Western North America

Selected Publications and Research Contributions

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  • Pretes, M., and Gibson, K. 2008. “Openings in the Body of ‘Capitalism’: Capital Flows and Diverse Economic Possibilities in Kiribati.” Asia Pacific Viewpoint 49(3): 381-391.
  • Pretes, M., Goins, B., and Wagner, D. 2008. “Iceland,” “Norway,” “Sweden,” and “Finland.” In EARTH: The World Atlas, ed. C.F. Gritzner. Sydney, Australia: Millennium House.
  • Pretes, M., and Petersen, E. 2004. “Rethinking Fisheries Policy in the Pacific.” Marine Policy 28(4): 297-309.
  • Pretes, M. 2003. “Tourism and Nationalism.” Annals of Tourism Research 30(1): 125-142.
  • Pretes, M. 2002. “Microequity and Microfinance.” World Development 30(8): 1341-1353.
  • Lal, B.V., and Pretes, M., eds. 2001. Coup: Reflections on the Political Crisis in Fiji. Canberra, Australia: Pandanus Books, and Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Courses

  • GE 102 - World Regional Geography
  • GE 260 - Human Geography
  • GE 300 - History and Philosophy of Geography
  • GE 304 - Geography of the U.S. and Canada
  • GE 322 - Business Geography
  • GE 402 - Geopolitics
  • GE 410 - Historical Geography
  • GE 609 - Geographic Methods and Design

Special Interest Courses

  • Geography of Wine and Beer
  • Geopolitics of Global Challenges: Terrorism, International Crime, and Failed and Failing States
  • War In Afghanistan
  • Geography of Tourism, Recreation, and Sports
  • Geography of Australia and the Pacific
  • Field Study Programs in China, Peru, and the Western United States

Graduate Students

  • Casey Vinson (Committee Member)
  • Jesse Lane '15 (Advisor)
  • B.J. Kavanaugh '12 (Advisor)
  • J. Ryan Cook (Advisor)