Johnathan Bascom


Education

  • Completed a BS at Kansas State University, 1980
  • Earned an MA from Kansas State University, 1982
  • Received his PhD in geography from the University of Iowa, 1989.
  • Taught at East Carolina University for 11 years
  • Joined the GEO department in 2000

Current teaching

  • World Regional Geography (Geog 110)
  • Geography of the Global Economy (Geog 230)
  • Geography of Africa (Geog 242)
  • Introduction to Development Studies (Ids 201)

Recent Interim Courses

  • Ethiopia - Communities of Hope
  • Leadership, Geography and Culture in Kenya

Biography

Professional experience

Professor Bascom taught at East Carolina University for 11 years before joining the GEO department at Calvin in 2000. Twice he has been a visiting lecturer at University of Asmara, and he was once a Research Fellow at Oxford University.

Academic interests

  • Developing regions
  • Economic geography
  • Refugees and internally displaced persons
  • Geographic pedagogy

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Publications

  • Bascom, Johnathan and Laura VanderNeut, 2008. Banking on Community: Indigenous Credit Associations in Eritrea,
    African Geographical Review, 27:17 - 33.
  • Dixon, Deborah, Leo Zonn and Johnathan Bascom. 2008. Post-ing the Cinema: Reassessing Analytical Stances toward
    a Geography of Film. In The Geography of Cinema - A Cinematic World, Chris Lukinbeal and Stefan Zimmermann (eds),
    25 - 47. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner.
  • Bascom, Johnathan. 2008. Book Review - Repatriation, Integration or Resettlement: The Dilemmas of Migration among
    Eritrean Refugees in Eastern Sudan. By Sadia Hassanen. Journal of Refugee Studies. 21(3):412 - 414. (doi:10.1093/jrs/
    fen036).

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