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Richard Mbih

Richard Mbih

Visiting Assistant Professor in African Studies

102 Willard Building
Office Phone: (814) 865-9496


Richard Mbih is a Visiting Assistant Professor of African Studies at Penn State University. He holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies in Geosciences - Geography and Social Science Consortium from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and an MA/MS and BA/BS in Geography from the University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon. Richard’s research focuses on human-environment interaction and development studies, addressing issues of rural livelihood, vulnerability and the relationships between local land rights, agro-pastoral systems and climate change related stresses in Sub-Saharan Africa. His study provides critical insight into the political ecology of agro-pastoralism and natural resource allocation competition in Northwest Cameroon. Richard’s research also addresses problems of human migration and resettlement, inter-ethnic conflicts, health, water crisis, poverty and environmental sustainability in Africa.