Carl Dahlman

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Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-4538


Global and Intercultural Studies (Coordinator, International Studies)


PhD, University of Kentucky
MUA, Virginia Tech
BA, Virginia Tech


Dr. Dahlman teaches courses on political geography, geopolitics, population and migration, black markets, and the geography of Europe.


Carl Dahlman is a critical human geographer whose scholarship focuses on the effects of armed conflict on human populations, especially the dynamics of ethnic cleansing/genocide, forced migration, and state-building. His regional specialization includes Europe and the Middle East, primarily in the countries of the former Yugoslavia and the Kurdistan region.

He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and other sources to conduct field research in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo.

In 2011, Professor Dahlman and a coauthor published Bosnia Remade: Ethnic Cleansing and its Reversal (Oxford University Press), a detailed account of the war in Bosnia and the international effort to remake the country since 1995. He has also co-edited a book on Anglo-French political geography, Penser l'espace politique (Editions Ellipses, 2009), published 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and co-authored three textbooks.

His work has appeared in French and Serbo-Croatian, and he has been published in the Atlantic Monthly. Currently, he is working on a series of articles about localized dynamics of identity and governance in post-conflict Kosovo and East Timor, and preparing book manuscripts on temporality and critical geopolitics in Kosovo and on America's global borders.