John Oswald, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor: Political and Urban Geography

Dr. John Oswald Strong Hall 140W



Ph.D. 2013, Geography, University of Texas at Austin

M.S. 2004, Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas at Austin

M.A. 2000, Ancient and Medieval Art and Archaeology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

B.A. 1998, Archaeology and Classical Studies, College of Wooster

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Oswald is a broadly trained Political and Urban Geographer.  His primary research interests include the analysis of divided cities around the world as well as the study of ethno-national symbols and their territorial significance in conflict zones.  His other areas of interests include human-environment interaction and issues related to environmental degradation and resource conflict.


GEOG 110 World Regions
GEOG 150 Thinking Sustainably
GEOG 322 Geography of Africa
GEOG 360 Cultural Geography
GEOG 505 Seminar in Methods and Research