Garrett Dash Nelson, PhD

Map Distortions

Garrett Nelson, Curator of Maps and Director of Geographic Scholarship at the Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center on the many ways which maps have been used to bend or distort the truth through the ages.

[Recorded November 19, 2020.]

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Bending Lines—Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception, Leventhal Map & Education Center,

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      Garrett Dash Nelson, PhD, ( is a historical geographer whose work focuses on the relationship between community structure, geographic units, and political ideology. He holds an AB from Harvard College in Social Studies and Visual & Environmental Studies, an MA from the University of Nottingham in Landscape & Culture, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Geography.

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