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Kramer Gillin

Graduate student (Ph.D.)

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Past Education

M.S., Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
B.A., Geography, Macalester College, 2007
Concentration: Middle East Studies and Islamic Civilization


Pastoral mobility, land tenure, environmental governance, legal pluralism, Islamic law and economics, land use change, remote sensing, development, and "resource conflicts".

Regional focus: Afghanistan and Central Asia.
PhD Minor: Law

M.S. Thesis: Examined legal pluralism in community-based resolutions of disputes regarding pasture access in northern and central Afghanistan. Described how different actors mobilized different rules systems and explored the implications of the tenure arrangements that emerged from these resolutions.


Teaching Assistant
GEOG 339 - Environmental Conservation, Fall 2011
GEOG 340 - World Regions in Global Context, Summer 2014

GEOG 340 - World Regions in Global Context, Fall 2014

Other Activities


Contact Information

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1pm-3pm (or by appointment)

Email: : kgillin@wisc.edu