Stanford University
Our Team
Leonardo Barleta
Graduate Assistant
Leonardo Barleta is a Ph.D. Candidate in History (Latin America) and Graduate Assistant for the Spatial History Project. His dissertation examines the interiorization of Portuguese colonial enterprise in South America during the first half of the eighteenth century through the mapping the movement people and information in the backlands of Brazil.
Erik Steiner
Co-Director, Spatial History Project

Erik Steiner helped found the Lab in 2007 and served as the first Lab Director until 2010. He now serves as the Co-Director of the Spatial History Project. Before coming to Stanford, Erik worked at the InfoGraphics Lab in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon. Erik has fifteen years' experience in leading the design and development of print and interactive information visualizations, including CD-ROMs, atlases, websites, and museum kiosks. He is also a former president of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). A designer at heart, Erik is passionate about building deep creative partnerships that cut across disciplines and expertise.

Spatial History