William Moseley is Professor of Geography and African Studies at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. He specializes in political ecology, tropical agriculture, environment and development policy, and livelihood security. He has worked for the U.S. Peace Corps, the Save the Children Fund (UK), the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the World Bank Environment Department. His research and work experiences have led to extended stays in Mali, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger, Lesotho and South Africa. He is a regular contributor in Al Jazeera English and has written op-eds that have appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post. He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as eight books, including: Africa’s Green Revolution: Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems (2016); Land Reform in South Africa: An Uneven Transformation (2015); Understanding World Regional Geography (2015); An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes (2013); Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization and Poverty in Africa (2008); four editions of Taking Sides: Clashing Views on African Issues (2004, 2006, 2008, 2011); The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings (2007); and African Environment and Development: Rhetoric, Programs, Realities (2004). He previously served as editor of the African Geographical Review, and currently serves as associate editor of Food Policy.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
political ecology; tropical agriculture; environment and development policy; livelihood security