David Harvey is distinguished professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).
He has made significant contributions to the field of geography, and especially Marxist geography, arguing that capitalism's effect on space is destructive in order to ensure its own reproduction. His earlier works, Limits to Capital and Social Justice and the City, emphasised his view that geography could not be a neutral field of study. Harvey has argued that the contradictions and arguments of capitalism come from within capitalism itself, as in his work, The Condition of Postmodernity. In his later work, he took a closer look at specific urban places in time, as in Paris, Capital of Modernity and The New Imperialism, examining the Paris Commune and Iraq in the context of war and neoliberalism, respectively.