Eastern Africa: Geographic Approaches to Human and Human-Environment Relationships (I)

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Africa Specialty Group, Development Geographies Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Organizers: Jessica Marter-Kenyon, Justin Mullikin
Chairs: Jessica Marter-Kenyon


This session highlights the diversity of contemporary human and human-environment geography research in Eastern Africa.

Selected papers focus on themes including:

- Governance, state power and resistance
- Changing social practices, interactions and values
- Transitions in livelihoods and land use
- Interactions across space and between places
- Conservation and tourism
- Gender and youth
- Sampling in rural communities
- Environmental change and climate adaptation


Type Details Minutes
Presenter Anna Solberg*, Kent State University, Why Tourist Perceptions Matter: Exploring Safari Tourism and its Environmental Impacts 20
Presenter Stuart Sweeney*, University Of California Santa Barbara, Jessica Marter-Kenyon, University of Georgia, Representative sampling off the rural road: Lessons from a sampling design and survey implementation in Rwanda 20
Presenter Justin Mullikin*, Rutgers University, An Assemblages Approach to Landscape Change in Rwanda 20
Presenter Devon Hsiao*, University of Texas - Austin, People-to-people interactions in China-Africa relations: a case study of Kampala, Uganda 20
Presenter Madlen Hornung*, University of Bayreuth, Urban Spaces and Social Practices in the Context of Economic Growth and Political Transitions in Addis Ababa: Living with Sheep and Goats in a City under Construction. 20

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