The Regional Studies Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Susan Christopherson as the new Editor in Chief of the Regions and Cities Book Series. Susan takes over this role in April 2014 from Gillian Bristow who is now working as the Deputy Editor of Regional Studies. Susan joins the team of editors which includes Ron Martin, Gernot Grabher, Maryann Feldman and Martin Perry.
Susan is a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. She is a geographer who has made a significant contribution to the field of urban and regional development through her comparative research. She has published a series of key articles and a prize-winning book examining the influence of market governance regimes on regional economic development and firm strategies. She is also a recognized expert in the field of media studies with a record of research and publication on the media entertainment industries. She has over 100 publications on topics illuminating the spatial dimensions of economy and society and is one of the founding editors of the Cambridge Journal on Regions, Economy and Society. She has served on the editorial boards of Regional Studies, Urban Studies, The Journal of Economic Geography, Economic Geography, Growth and Change, and The International Journal of Planning Studies. Her current research projects focus on the spatial distribution of job impacts in shale gas and oil development and risks associated with crude oil transportation in the US and Canada.
The Regions and Cities book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on the resurgence of regions and cities, and is of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.
For further information on the series please see: www.routledge.com/books/series/RSA