Professor of Geography and Department Chair
Office: 408A Clapp Laboratory
Email: Girma Kebbede
Girma Kebbede’s teaching and scholarly interests focus on the political economy of development and human dimensions of environmental change in Africa. His interdisciplinary perspective on ecological problems and development can be seen in both his research and publications. He is the author of several articles and books focusing on development, environment, and political conflicts in the Horn of Africa. Kebbede teaches interdisciplinary courses that serve the Geography, International Relations, and Environmental Studies majors.
- Ph.D., M.A. Syracuse University
- B.A. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Third World Development The African Environment (217)
Third World Development (313)
Political Geography (206)
Africa: Problems and Prospects (319)
Losing Ground: The Erosion of Ethiopia’s Natural Capital (forthcoming book)
Living with Urban Environmental Health Risks: The Case of Ethiopia, Ashgate, 2004.
Sudan's Predicament: Civil War, Displacement and Ecological Degradation (1999).
The State and Development in Ethiopia, Humanities Press, 1992.
The Challenges of Reconstructing Eritrea, GeoJournal 31, 2 (1993): 22-224.
The State and Development in Ethiopia, Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1992. (see review)
The Agonies of Ethiopian Women Refugees in Khartoum, Sudan, GeoJournal 23, 2 (1991): 99-106.
The State and Africa's Food Recovery, in A Reader in Peace Studies, edited by Ruth Davies and Barbara Munske, New York and Oxford: Pergamon Press (1990), pp. 119-126.
Cycles of Famine in a Country of Plenty: The Case of Ethiopia, GeoJournal 17, 1 (1988): 125-132.
Drought and Famine and the Political Economy of Environmental Degradation in Ethiopia, Geography 73, 1 (1988): 65-70. (with Mary Jacob)
State Capitalism and Development: The Case of Ethiopia," The Journal of Developing Areas 22, 1 (1987): 1-24.
- Urban Growth and the Housing Problem in Ethiopia. Cities 2, 3 (1985): 230-242. (with Mary Jacob).
- Living Terraces in Ethiopia: Konso Landscape, Culture and Development (Elizabeth Watson). Reviewed by: Girma Kebbede, African Studies Review, 2010, Vol.53 (3), pp.167-169. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40930982?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
- Addis Ababa: Migration and the Making of a Multiethnic Metropolis, 1941–1974 (Getahun Benti). Reviewed by: Girma Kebbede, African Studies Review, 2008, Vol.51(1), pp.142-143. http://www.jstor.org/stable/27667301?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
- This Place Will Become Home (Laura C. Hammond). Review by: Girma Kebbede: African Studies Review, 2006, Vol. 49 (1), pp.135-137. https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1P3-1254120301/this-place-will-become-home
- Inside Sudan: Political Islam, Conflict, and Catastrophe (Donald Petterson) Review by: Girma Kebbede, African Studies Review Vol. 42, No. 3 (Dec., 1999), pp. 248-250. http://www.jstor.org/stable/525302?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
- Ready and Waiting...but Still Waiting: Eritrean Refugees in Sudan and the Dilemma of Return (Gaim Kibreab). Reviewed by: Girma Kebbede, African Studies Review, 1 April 1998, Vol. 41(1), pp.192-194. http://www.jstor.org/stable/524706?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Academic Awards and Fellowships
- Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowship (Ethiopia), 2014-2015
- Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowship (Ethiopia), 2001-2002
- Ford Foundation Research Fellowship, Cornell University, 1990-1991
- The National Endowment for the Humanities, 1985