Fernando Bosco


Trent BiggsProfessor of Geography
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Fernando J. Bosco is Professor of Geography and the Chair of the Department. He is affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies, the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies, the Center for Better Food Futures and the Center for Youth, Environment, Society and Space at SDSU. Professor Bosco works at the intersections of urban, social, and political geography. His research interests include the geographic dimensions of social movements and collective action, geographies of children and youth, geographies of food in urban environments, emotional geographies, place and memory, geographic thought, and qualitative research methods. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on these topics and emphasizes the importance of community-based geographic research and critically engaged scholarship. He has co-edited several books and written numerous journal articles, book chapters, policy reports and review articles. He is the vice-president of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers and is active in the American Association of Geographers. He served as the Co-Chair of the Advanced Placement Human Geography Development Committee for the College Board and as Senior Panelist for Geography and Spatial Sciences at the National Science Foundation.

  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997
  • B.A., Wittenberg University, 1994
  • GEOG 102: People, Places and Environments
  • GEOG 324: Latin America
  • GEOG 590: Community-based Geographic Research: Food and Place
  • GEOG 740: Seminar in Urban Social Geography
  • Urban, Social and Political Geography, with substantive interests in Social Movements & Informal Politics, Children & Youth, Food Environments, and Places of Memory
  • Qualitative Methods
  • History of Geographic Thought
  • Latin America