Articles

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Geographers in the Public Square: A Comparative Analysis of Op-Ed Productivity (with Dillon Teske), Applied Geography (2011)

This paper explores three questions. 1) How active are academics in the op-ed pages of...

 

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Lessons from the 2008 Global Food Crisis: Agro-Food Dynamics in Mali, Development in Practice (2011)

High food prices in 2008 touched off food riots around the world, with urban West...

 

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On Engaging with New Economic Geography, Dialogues in Human Geography (2011)

A response to Eric Sheppard's article on New Economic Geography.

 

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Assessing Sub-Saharan Africa’s University-Level Geography Resources:, African Geographical Review (2010)

Remarkably few studies have been undertaken to assess the level of university geography resources within...

 

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Neoliberal Policy, Rural Livelihoods and Urban Food Security in West Africa: A Comparative Study of The Gambia, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2010)

This study examines the impact of two decades of neoliberal policy reform on food production...

 

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Making Study Abroad a Winning Proposition for Pre-Tenure Faculty, Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad (2009)

Internationally focused faculty at the nation’s top liberal arts colleges face an increasingly challenging mix...

 

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Beyond Knee-Jerk Environmental Thinking: Teaching Geographic Perspectives on Conservation, Preservation and the Hetch Hetchy Valley Controversy, Journal of Geography in Higher Education (2009)

Attention to scale, use of space and connections between places and regions are general, yet...

 

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Making Study Abroad a Winning Proposition for Pre-Tenure Faculty, Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad (2009)
 

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The State of African Geography in the North American Academy (with Kefa Otiso), African Geographical Review (2008)

The objective of this article is to examine trends in the production of Africa-related geography...

 

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West African environmental narratives and development-volunteer praxis (with Paul Laris), Geographical Review (2008)
 

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A New Day for African Geography (with Ian Yeboah), African Geographical Review (2006)
 

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A Geographical Perspective on Poverty-Environment Interactions (with L. C. Gray), Geographical Journal (2005)
 

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Critical Examination of Two Famine Early Warning Methodologies in Zimbabwe: What Lessons May Be Learned? (with B. Ikubolajeh Logan), Food Forum (2002)

A review of two famine early warning systems in Zimbabwe.

 

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Monitoring urban food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, African Geographical Review (2001)
 

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Credit, Market Women and Food Security in Mali, Learning From Experience, Special Issue on Gender: Overseas Information and Research (1995)

Report on an NGO-supported micro-credit project for women in Mali.

 

Books

African Environment and Development: Rhetoric, Programs, Realities (with B. I. Logan) (2004)

This volume explores the connections between African rural livelihoods, environmental integrity, and broader scale political...

 

Contributions to Books

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Structured Transformation and Natural Resources Management in Africa, Managing Africa's Natural Resources: Capacities for Development (2014)

This chapter examines recent trends in African resource-based economies, explores the risks of an economy...

 

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What I Tell My Students (About Peace Corps), One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories (2011)

Advice given to students regarding Peace Corps as well as relfections on my own tenure...

 

Understanding Africa in a Global Context, Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa, 3rd Edition (2009)
 

Understanding Africa in a Global Context, Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa (2009)
 

Cotton, Encyclopedia of the Modern World (2008)
 

Cotton, Globalization and Poverty in Africa, Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization and Poverty in Africa (2008)
 

Hanging by a Thread: The Future of Cotton in Africa (with Gray Leslie), Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization and Poverty in Africa (2008)
 

Mali's Cotton Conundrum: Commodity Production and Development on the Periphery, Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization and Poverty in Africa (2008)
 

Discount Rate, Encyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)
 

Introduction: Situating Geography (with David Lanegran and Kavita Pandit), The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings (2007)
 

Mali, Encyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)
 

Post-Apartheid Vineyards: Land Redistribution Begins to Transform South Africa’s Wine Country, Real World Globalization: A Reader in Economics, Business and Politics (2007)
 

Understanding African Issues in Context: Global and Local Forces, Taking Sides: Clashing Views on African Issues (2006)
 

Cotton, Our Earth’s Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (2005)
 

Food Security (with B Ikubolajeh Logan), Toward a New Map of Africa (2005)
 

Food Security, Our Earth’s Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (2005)
 

Poverty, Our Earth’s Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (2005)
 

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African Environment and Development: An Introduction (with B. I. Logan), African Environment and Development: Rhetoric, Programs, Realities (2004)
 

Interpreting African Issues: Commentators, Scholars, Policymakers, " in Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial African Issues (2004)
 

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Moseley, W.G. "Environmental Degradation and ‘Poor’ Smallholders in the West African Sudano-Sahel: Global Discourses and Local Realities, African Environment and Development: Rhetoric, Programs, Realities (2004)

This chapter explores the 'poverty-induced environmental degradation' thesis in the West African Sudano-Sahel and the...

 

Whither African Environment and Development?, African Environment and Development: Rhetoric, Programs, Realities (2004)
 

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Yankee Go Home: Tales of a Northerner Educated in the South, The Role of the South in the Making of American Geography: Centennial of the AAG / Whe (2004)
 

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La decentralization et les conflits entre agriculteurs et éleveurs dans le delta intérieur du Niger [Decentralization and Farmer-Herder Conflicts in the Inner Niger Delta] (with Julia Earl and Lassine Diarra), La Gestion Intégrée des Ressources Naturelles en Zones Inondables Tropicales (2002)
 

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Peripheral Vision: Globalization, Sustainable Development, and the Political Ecology of Cotton Production in Mali, Globalization, the Third World State and Poverty-Alleviation in The Twenty-First Century (2002)

This chapter examines the evolving dynamic among cotton production for the world market, environmental degradation,...

 

Chapter regarding environmental programs, 1996 Agency Performance Report: U.S. Agency for International Development (1996)
 

Popular Press

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Azawad: The latest African border dilemma, Al jazeera-English (2012)
 

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Mali's coup must be widely condemned, Al Jazeera-English (2012)
 

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Famine Myths: Five Misunderstandings Related to the 2011 Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa, Dollars & Sense (2012)

The 2011 famine received relatively little attention in the U.S. media and much of the...

 

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Imperialism 2.0: EU fosters Botswana degradation, Al jazeera – English (2012)
 

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Famine in the Horn of Africa: Malthus Beware, Al jazeera – English (2011)
 

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Make farming energy efficient, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2011)

This op-ed argues that American agriculture must become more energy efficient if it is to...

 

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Area Studies in a Global Context, Chronicle of Higher Education (2009)

In this editorial, the author argues that the study of global processes and a grounded...

 

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Stop the Blanket Militarization of Humanitarian Aid, Foreign Policy (2009)

Op-ed problematizing the involvement of the US military in foreign assistance programs in West Africa.

 

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Let's not pull back on the Peace Corps, Minneapolis StarTribune (2008)
 

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In search of a better revolution, Minneapolis StarTribune (2008)
 

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How Ethanol is Hurting the State’s Hmong Farmers (with Laura Kerr), Minneapolis StarTribune (2007)
 

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America’s Lost Vision: The Demise of Development, International Herald Tribune (2006)
 

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Cotton’s Not King: Farm Subsidies and Africa, International Herald Tribune (2004)
 

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Reflections of an American Geographer on the Anniversary of September 11th, Association of American Geographer’s Newsletter (2002)
 

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Bush grasps to define enemy, Chicago Sun Times (2002)
 

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Voodoo environmentalism, Christian Science Monitor (2002)
 

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Securing Livelihoods in Marginal Environments: Can NGOs Make a Long Term Difference?.., Policy In The Making, Poverty and Food Economy: Assessing Livelihoods (1995)
 

Unpublished Papers

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RiskMap Food Security Baseline: Final Report for Lesotho (with Julia Earl), Save the Children Fund (UK) Report (1997)

Baseline data on food economies in Lesotho.

 

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RiskMap Food Security Baseline: Final Report for Zimbabwe (with Julia A. Earl), Save the Children Fund (UK) Report (1996)

Baseline data describing 25 different food economy zones in Zimbabwe. This information was collected and...

 

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Manual for RiskMap Field Enquiry and Data Analysis (with Julia Earl), Save the Children Fund (UK) Report (1996)

A field manual for food security fieldwork and data analysis.

 

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RiskMap Food Security Baseline: Final Report for Malawi (with Julia Earl), Save the Children Fund (UK) Report (1996)

Baseline data on food economies in Malawi.