Matt Sparke is a Professor of International Studies, Geography and Global Health, and Director of the Integrated Social Sciences online BA at the University of Washington. He is the author of Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions and Uneven Integration (Wiley, Oxford: 2013), and In the Space of Theory: Post Foundational Geographies of the Nation-State (University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis: 2005), as well as of over 75 other publications. Dr. Sparke has won the University of Washington's lifetime Distinguished Teacher Award for his teaching about globalization, as well as prizes for excellence in global education from the pan-Hellenic association and Jackson School of International Studies.