July 23, 2016

Colin Flint

Associate Professor of Geography (affiliate position in Political Science)

Education: Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Areas of Expertise

Political geography, geography of war and peace, hate groups


Colin Flint is a political geographer with interests in war and peace, terrorism, American hegemony, and the Arab world. He is the author of Introduction to Geopolitics (Routledge, 2006) and editor of The Geography of War and Peace (Oxford University Press, 2005) and Spaces of Hate: Geographies of Discrimination and Intolerance in the U.S.A. (Routledge, 2004). He also co-authored, with Peter Taylor, the fifth edition of Political Geography: World-Economy, Nation-State and Locality (Longman, Scientific and Technical, 2006).

Professor Flint teaches courses on geopolitics and the geography of international conflict.

Selected Publications:

Articles or Book Chapters

G-W Falah and C. Flint, “Geopolitical Spaces: The Dialectics of Public and Private Space in the Palestine-Israel Conflict,” Arab World Geographer, Vol. 7. Nos. 1-2 (2004), pp. 17-134.
C. Flint and G-W Falah, “How the United States Justified its War on Terrorism: Prime Morality and the Construction of a ‘Just War,’” Third World Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 8 (2004), pp. 1379-1399.
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Contact Information

Mailing Address

234 Davenport Hall
Champaign, IL 61820
M/C 150


(217) 333-1880


(217) 244-1785