Kenneth Madsen

Kenneth Madsen

Kenneth Madsen

Associate Professor

(740) 364-9643

182 LeFevre Hall
OSU Newark Campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • Political & Cultural Geography
  • Borders and Bordering
  • Geography of Film and Fiction


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

The Ohio State University Newark Campus

Current CV: PDF iconMadsen_CV_2016_v46.pdf

Interests: Political & Cultural Geography, Borders and Bordering, Geography of Film and Fiction, Conflict between Scales

Current Research:

Courses Taught:
GEOG 2750 - World Regional Geography
ENGL/GEOG 3597.03 - Environmental Citizenship
GEOG 3750 - Geography of North America
GEOG 3600 - Space, Power and Political Geography
ASC 1101 - Islam in Film

Select Publications:

Madsen, Kenneth D. and D.B. Ruderman. 2016. Robert Frost’s ambivalence: Borders and boundaries in poetic and political discourse. Political Geography. 55: 82-91. [DOI]

Madsen, Kenneth D. 2015. Research dissonance. Geoforum. 65: 192-200.  [DOI]

Madsen, Kenneth D. 2015 Graffiti, art, and advertising: re-scaling claims to space at the edges of the nation-state. Geopolitics.  20 (1): 95-120. [DOI]

Madsen, Kenneth D. 2014 Contextualizing cultural landscapes and political geography with montage. you are here.  XXVI: 42-45. [link]

Madsen Kenneth. D. 2014. A basis for bordering: land, migration, and inter-Tohono O’odham distinction along the U.S.-Mexico Line, in Jones, R. and Johnson C. (Eds) Placing the Border in Everyday Life. Ashgate, London, pp. 93-116. [link]

Madsen, Kenneth D. 2014. Blue Indians: teaching the political geography of imperialism with fictional film. Journal of Geography. 113 (2): 47-57. [DOI]

Madsen, Kenneth D. 2014. The alignment of local borders. Territory, Politics, Governance. 2 (1): 52-71. [DOI]

Madsen, Kenneth D. 2011. Barriers of the US-Mexico border as landscapes of domestic political compromise. cultural geographies. 18 (4): 547-556. [DOI]

Soto-Berelov, Mariela and Kenneth Madsen. 2011. Continuity and distinction in land cover across a rural stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Human Ecology. 39 (4): 509-526. [DOI]