International Experience

My languages
  • French (Français)
  • Bambara (Bamanankan)
Countries with which you have Experience:
  • France
  • Ivory Coast
  • Mali
  • United Kingdom
Area(s) of specialization:
  • African studies, geography, international development, agrarian change
Specific International Experience
  • Research / Collaboration
  • Sabbatical or Teaching
Summary of Experience

France, Summer 1978 (as undergraduate)--visit to Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland
Mali, Summer 1980, Operation Crossroads Africa (as undergraduate)--visit to Senegal
Africa Project Coordinator, Title VI Outreach, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, 1982-1985, Stanford University--Precollegiate curriculum developmentNigeria, Summer 1984, co-led group of precollegiate teachers on study tour
United Kingdom, 1985-1989, doctoral student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London--visits to France, Netherlands
Mali, 1987, 9 months, fieldwork on farming system for PhD
Côte d'Ivoire, 1990-1992, Rockefeller Foundation Social Science in Agriculture, post-doctoral researcher, West Africa Rice Development Association--WARDA (now Africa Rice Center)--visits to Nigeria, Burkina Faso
Mali, Summer 1996, fieldwork on farming system, rural natural resource use
Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Summer 2000, presenation of paper, preparation for fieldwork
Côte d'Ivoire, 2002, 6 months, National Science Foundation-funded and WARDA-supported research on rice commodity chain following neoliberal reforms
United Kingdom, France, Summer 2004, family visit
Benin, Mali, France, Summer, 2007, presentation of paper, preparation for fieldwork
France, 2010-2011, year-long sabbatical based at the Université de Poitiers--visits to Italy, Spain
Mali, 3 weeks 2011, fieldwork on farming system, land sales
India, 2 weeks 2015, accompanied OSU Geo Club student trip


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