Stephen Ramos

Associate Professor


Stephen J. Ramos is an Associate Professor in the College of Environment and Design. His research explores the roles and meanings of large-scale infrastructure in shaping port geographies. Current research projects include “Planning for Competitive Port Expansion On the U.S. Eastern Seaboard: The Case Of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project” and “Territory and Infrastructure in the Trucial States.” He is author of Dubai Amplified: The Engineering of a Port Geography (Ashgate 2010), and co-editor of Infrastructure Sustainability and Design (Routledge 2012). He is a founding editor of the journal New Geographies, and editor-in-chief of New Geographies Volume 1: After Zero (GSD/Harvard University Press 2009). His writing has appeared in the Journal of Transport Geography, Harvard Design Magazine, Burnaway, and Volume. He has received research support from the Georgia Sea Grant, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Wilson Center for Humanities and Arts. His professional practice includes work with the Fundación Metrópoli in Madrid, the International Society of City and Regional Planners in The Hague, and NGO work throughout Latin America.

Degrees Held

Doctor of Design (2009) Harvard University Graduate School of Design
MS Community and Regional Planning (2000) University of Texas at Austin
MA Latin American Studies (2000) University of Texas at Austin
BA English and Spanish (1992) Gettysburg College

Research Interests

port geographies, infrastructure, urbanism

Mailing Address

207 Tanner Building
285 South Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602


Phone: 706-542-9886