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Kenneth Madsen

Kenneth Madsen

Kenneth Madsen

Associate Professor | Department of Geography | College of Arts and Sciences


(740) 364-9643

182 LeFevre Hall
OSU Newark Campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • Political and Cultural Geography
  • Borders and Bordering
  • Geography of Film and Fiction


  • Ph.D., Geography, Arizona State University (2005)
  • M.A., Geography, Arizona State University (1999)
  • B.A., International Studies, Graceland College (1989)

Kenneth Madsen's research focuses on the interaction between local communities and border security / border law enforcement activities. Much of his work considers the specific circumstances of the Tohono O'odham of southern Arizona and northern Sonora.  He is also interested in dynamics of indigenous-academic interactions and insights from fiction on geographic processes.

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