Geopiracy is a study of the 'Bowman expeditions'--a project through which geographers, with funding from the US Army, are mapping the 'human terrain' of foreign lands. Wainwright offers a critique of human geography today that draws on contemporary social theory to raise unsettling questions about the nature of geography's disciplinary formation.
Joel Wainwright is a human geographer who teaches political economy and social theory at Ohio State University. He has published 32 research articles and book chapters on diverse topics. His first book, entitled Decolonizing Development: Colonial Power and the Maya, won the Blaut award in 2010 and has been assigned and taught at more than ten research universities.