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Department of Geography


Carl T. Dahlman

Title: Professor
Director, Walker Institute of International and Area Studies
Department: Geography
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-4558
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Carl Dahlman has short gray hair and black framed glasses, and wears a navy blazer, white shirt, and patterned blue tie.


Carl T. Dahlman, Ph.D., is a political geographer whose research primarily focuses on the effects of armed conflict on human populations, especially the dynamics of ethnic cleansing/genocide and forced migration on post-war state-building processes in the former Yugoslavia and Middle East. His fieldwork has been funded by the National Science Foundation and other sources and his publications include a detailed co-authored book on post-war Bosnia in addition to over 40 articles and book chapters. His work has appeared in French and Serbo-Croatian and he has published in the Atlantic Monthly. He is currently writing a book about post-war Kosovo, as well as investigating a variety of topics such as cultural landscapes, extradition, and quasi-states. Dahlman has received commendations for teaching excellence and he has offered a wide range of courses on global topics in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary curricula including courses on refugee studies, population and migration, political geography, and geopolitics, as well as introductory and capstone courses. After serving at the University of South Carolina as an assistant professor in the early 2000s, and then as a faculty member at Miami University where he directed their large interdisciplinary International Studies program, he returned to USC in 2022.

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