Michael Dear is professor in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of Why Walls Won’t Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide
Michael Dear is a professor of City and Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. The author/editor of more than a dozen books, he has been a Guggenheim Fellowship holder, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and Fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy.
Dear has received the highest honors for creativity and excellence in research from the Association of American Geographers, and numerous undergraduate teaching and graduate mentorship awards. He has also curated numerous exhibitions, including Trazando la Línea/Tracing the Line at the Centro Estatal de las Artes in Mexicali, the state capital of Baja California. His volume entitled Why Walls Won’t Work received a national book award from the Association of American Geographers. In 2014, Michael Dear was elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (his country of birth).