Geography 2050

Mr. Martin Lewis

Stanford University

Dr. Martin Lewis is a senior lecturer in the Department of History at Stanford University, where he teaches world history and global geography. His early work focused on the intersection of environmental problems, economic development, and religious practices in the Philippines, but he later turned to the global scale, writing on the geographical foundations of world history, global divisions and world regionalization, and the development and spread of language families. He is the co-author of The Myth of Continents: A Critique of Metageography (1997) and The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistic (2015). His current project is tentatively entitled Seduced by the Map: How the Nation-State Model Prevents Us From Thinking Clearly About the World.