William G. Moseley is DeWitt Wallace Professor of Geography, and Director of the Food, Agriculture & Society Program, at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN USA. His research interests include tropical agriculture, food security, and development policy. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and books chapters, as well as eight books, including: Africa’s Green Revolution: Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems (2016); Land Reform in South Africa: An Uneven Transformation (2015); and Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization and Poverty in Africa (2008). His fieldwork has been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Fulbright-Hays program. He currently serves as President Elect of the Mande Studies Association and sits on the editorial boards for the African Studies Review, the African Geographical Review, the Geographical Review, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, and the AAG Review of Books.
He previously served as associate editor of Food Policy, editor of the African Geographical Review, co-chair of the 2016 African Studies Association annual meeting, a national councilor to the American Association of Geographers, and as chair of the political ecology specialty group. In 2013 he won the Media award, and in 2016 the Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang Distinguished Africa Scholar Award, both from the American Association of Geographers. His essays for the popular press have appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Al jazeera English. Outside of academia, he has worked for organizations such as the Save the Children Fund (UK), the World Bank, the International Livestock Research Institute, and the US Peace Corps.