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Dr. Charles Fogelman

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Contact Information

Lincoln Hall 3095
702 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Mail Code MC-442

Office Hours

Spring 2024:
Weds 330-430p (in-person: Lincoln Hall 3098)
Thur 9-10am (on Zoom:
Teaching Assistant Professor


I am a human-environment geographer who studies the relationships between land and people. My most recent project focused on land tenure, gender and authority in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. I am currently working on a project that explores the ways in which the landscapes of post-colonial Africa -- both literal and metaphorical landscapes -- have been shaped by the development industry. 

In the Global Studies program, I teach courses on International Development, Global Poverty, and Markets and Society, among others. 

Research Interests

Wealth and Poverty
Land tenure
Gender and Development
International Development
Climate change adaptation

Additional Campus Affiliations

Teaching Assistant Professor, Global Studies Programs and Courses
Teaching Assistant Professor, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
Teaching Assistant Professor, Center for African Studies

Recent Publications

Murphy, C., & Fogelman, C. (2021). Gender, Structural Inequality and Just Governance. In U. E. Chigbu (Ed.), Land Governance and Gender: The Tenure-Gender Nexus in Land Management and Land Policy (pp. 15-22). CABI International.

Fogelman, C. (2018). Development by dispossession: the post-2000 development agenda and land rights in Lesotho. African Geographical Review, 37(3), 257-272.

Fogelman, C. J. (2018). Vulnerability after “the end of famine”: Political ecology, development, and deconcentrated starvation. Political Geography, 62, 196-198.

Fogelman, C., & Bassett, T. J. (2017). Mapping for investability: Remaking land and maps in Lesotho. Geoforum, 82, 252-258.

Fogelman, C. (2016). Measuring gender, development, and land: Data-driven analysis and land reform in Lesotho. World Development Perspectives, 1, 36-42.

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