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Joseph L. Scarpaci

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:

  • Latin American Studies

  • International Development

  • Place Promotion

  • Heritage


  • 2009. Scarpaci J.L. and A. Portela. Cuban Landscapes. New York: Guilford Press.
  • 2008. Scarpaci, J.L., Aguilar, A., Escamilla, I. Middle American Cities, In Geography of World Cities, Stanley Brunn et al., Eds., New York: Prentice Hall.
  • 2007. Scarpaci, J.L. Globalization Tourists and Heritage Tourists in American Culture: The Case of Latin American Historic Districts. Material Culture Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 1-16.
  • 2007. Scarpaci, J.L. Comment: GIS and Remotely-sensed Research on Habana Vieja and Jardines del Rey. In J. Pérez-López, Ed., Cuba in Transition Vol. 16. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, pp. 234-236.
  • 2007. Scarpaci, J.L. and Biles, J. Globalization and Latin American Geography: Linking Scales of Analysis. Journal of Latin American Geography, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 7-10.
  • 2007. Scarpaci, J. L. Photojournal: Cuba, in Focus on Geography, Vol. 50, No. 3, 17-23, The American Geographical Society, Washington, D.C.

Grants and Awards:

  • Virginia Social Science Association Geographer-Scholar of 2008
  • Center for Latin American Studies, Advisory Board, University of Florida, 2008-2010.
  • Regional Editor, Library of Congress, Latin American Handbook, 2008-2010.
  • Vice-chair, Latin American Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (elected), 2008-2011