John A Bowman

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Room 414 SocSci

267 19th Ave S

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, (expected) 2019.
  • Masters: Global Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Mineapolis, 2011.
  • Bachelor of Arts: International Studies, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2007.

Curriculum Vitae


  • urban political economy, critical infrastructures, informal markets and labor geographies, mixed methods, qualitative research, development and governance, waste policy
Courses Taught
  • GEOG 111 - Human Geography of Global Issues (Macalester College) Fall 2018
  • GEOG 294 - Regional Geography of the Middle East and North Africa (Macalester College) Spring 2019
  • GEOG 394 - Urban Geography: Life and Politics of Infrastructure (Macalester College) Spring 2019
  • GEOG 394 - Gender, Development and Public Policy (Macalester College) Spring 2019
  • GEOG 3381 W - Population in an Interacting World (UMN) Fall 2016, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Summer 2018
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Green Plans Environmental Consulting (Amman, Jordan): Project Consultant , 2018 - 2018
  • B-E Environmental Services (Amman, Jordan): Project Manager for Recycling , 2011 - 2012
  • Services for Syrian Refugee Children and Youth in Jordan: Forced Displacement, Foreign Aid and Social Vulnerability: Bowman, John, Salemi, Collette and Compton, Jennifer, Economic Research Forum, Youth Vulnerability in the Middle East and North Africa, 2017. Download
  • 'Away' is a place: The impact of electronic waste recycling on blood lead levels in Ghana: Bowman, John, Forkuo, Ebenezer and Adovor, Kwame, Science of the Total Environment, 602 1566-1574, 2017. Download
  • Geographies on the Move: A Practical and THeoretical Approach to the Mobile Interview: Bowman, John, Jessica Finlay, Taylor & Francis, The Professional Geographer, 1-12, 2016. LinkDownload
  • Review: Roads: An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise: Bowman, John, The University of North Carolina Press, Southeastern Geographer, 56(3) 33-385, 2016. LinkDownload
  • Recyclers at Risk? Analysis of E-waste and Blood Lead LEvels at Ghana's Recycling Hub, Agbogbloshie: Bowman, John, Amankwaa, Ebenezer Forkuo and Alexander K.A. Tsikudo, London School of Economics, International Growth Centre, 2016. LinkDownload
  • Research Fellowship, Economic Research Forum (Cairo, Egypt), 2017 - 2017
  • Most Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, 2016 - 2016
  • Joyce C. Le Vi Graduate Research Partnership Program Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2014 - 2014
  • Walter H. Judd International Graduate and Professional Fellowship, 2010 - 2010
  • Research Travel Grant, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, 2016 - 2017
  • Stassen International Internship Grant, 2010 - 2010
  • Babak Armanjani Prize for Professional Development, University of Minnesota, 2011 - 2011