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Dr. Abraham Goldman – Emeritus


Abe Goldman

Associate Professor

Director, Center for African Studies

(352) 294-7506

Focus Areas

Areas of Specialization

  • Tropical agriculture and agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa
  • African geography and development
  • Environment and development
  • Cultural and political ecology
  • Ethnic conflicts, resources, and development

Educational Background

  • PhD in Geography, Clark University, 1986
  • M.A. in Geography, Clark University, 1984
  • B.A. in Economics, Harvard University, 1969

Recent Courses

  • GEO 2420 Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEO 3370 Conservation Resource
  • GEO 3930 Population/Resources/Environment
  • GEO 4938 Food and Agriculture in Africa
  • GEO 5809 Geography of World Agriculture
  • GEO 6118 Contemporary Geographic Thought
  • GEO 6938 Food and Agriculture in Africa

Recent Publications

Salerno, J., Chapman, C.A., Diem, J.E. et al. Park isolation in anthropogenic landscapes: land change and livelihoods at park boundaries in the African Albertine Rift. Reg Environ Change (2017).

Goldman, A., and K. Heldenbrand. 2002. Gender and Soil Fertility Management in Mbale District, Southeastern Uganda. African Studies Quarterly 6 (1&2).