William J. Rankin
William J. Rankin is finishing a dual Ph.D. in history of science and architecture at Harvard University and will be an assistant professor of history at Yale University beginning in the fall of 2011. He is currently writing a book on the history of the mapping sciences, sovereignty and U.S. military globalism in the decades surrounding World War II, tentatively titled After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century. He also publishes maps of his own and maintains a website about mapping at http://radicalcartography.net.
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