Five College African Studies Program

Girma Kebbede


Department of Geology and Geography
Mount Holyoke College

Office: Clapp Lab 328
Telephone: (413) 538-2004

Degree: Ph.D., Syracuse University (1981)

Research Interests: Economic development and environmental issues in the Horn of Africa.

Courses include: African environments; African development problems and prospects; Human dimensions of environmental change

Publications: Living with Urban Environmental Health Risks: The Case of Ethiopia (2004); Sudan's Predicament: Civil War, Displacement and Ecological Degradation (1999). See web site for additional publications.

Languages: English, Amharic

Geographic focus: The Horn of Africa.