About William (Bill) Moseley

William (or Bill) Moseley is DeWitt Wallace Professor of Geography, and Director of the Food, Agriculture & Society Program, at Macalester College where he teaches courses on human geography, food & agriculture, environment, development and Africa.

His research interests include political ecology, tropical agriculture, environment and development policy, and livelihood security. His research and work experiences have led to extended stays in Mali, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Niger and Lesotho.

He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and books chapters. His books include: Africa’s Green Revolution: Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems (with Matthew Schnurr and Rachel Bezner Kerr) (Routledge 2016); Land Reform in South Africa: An Uneven Transformation (with Brent McCusker and Maano Ramusindela) (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015); Understanding World Regional Geography (with Erin Fouberg) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015); An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes (with Eric Perramond, Holly Hapke and Paul Laris) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013); four editions of Taking Sides: Clashing Views on African Issues (McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011); Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization and Poverty in Africa (with Leslie Gray) (Ohio University Press, 2008); The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings (with David Lanegran and Kavita Pandit) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007); and African Environment and Development: Rhetoric, Programs, Realities (with B. Ikubolajeh Logan) (Ashgate, 2004).

His fieldwork has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright-Hays program. He currently serves on the High Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), a scientific advisory body to the UN Committee for World Food Security (CFS). He formerly served as an associate editor for Food Policy, as editor of the African Geographical Review, as a national councilor to the Association of American Geographers, and as chair of the cultural and political ecology specialty group. In 2011, he won the Educator of the Year award from students at Macalester College, and in 2013 he won the Media award from the Association of American Geographers for his work communicating geography to the general public via essays that have appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Al jazeera English.

Bill lives his family in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he enjoys running, cross-country skiing and camping in his spare time.

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