Joshua Muldavin

Note: on leave spring semester

BS, MA, PhD, University of California-Berkeley. Special interests in China, Japan, and Asia, policy, rural development, international aid, agriculture and food, climate change, environment, political economy, and political ecology. Current research projects analyze international environmental policy and impacts on local resource use and vulnerability in the Himalayan region; climate change policy; socialist transition’s environmental and social impacts in China; sustainable agriculture and food systems; global resource and development conflicts via capital flows to Africa, Latin America, and South/Southeast Asia; and aid to China since 1978. Twenty-eight years of field research, primarily in rural China. Recipient of grants from National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Fulbright. Invited lecturer at Princeton, Yale, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, US Congressional Commission, European Parliament. Executive director of the Action 2030 Institute. Contributor to The Political Geography Handbook, Economic Geography, Geopolitics, Environment and Planning A, Geoforum, and Annals of the Association of American Geographers, International Herald Tribune, BBC World News, and other media outlets. SLC, 2002–

Undergraduate discipline: Geography

Courses taught in Geography

Courses from previous years

  • First-Year Studies: Introduction to International Development Studies: The Political Ecology of Development
  • The Geography of Contemporary China: A Political Ecology of Reform, Global Integration, and Rise to Superpower
  • Food, Agriculture, Environment, and Development
  • Policy in Theory and Practice: Environment and Development

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