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Kenneth A. Madsen

Kenneth A. Madsen

Kenneth A. Madsen

Associate Professor, Department of Geography [OSU Newark]


(740) 364-9643

182 LeFevre Hall
1199 University Dr
Newark, OH 43055

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Areas of Expertise

  • Borders
  • Indigenous-Academic Interactions
  • Conflict Between Interest Groups


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