Maingi Solomon

Solomon Maingi

Senior Lecturer
Phone: (603) 862-4007
Office: Geography & Int'l Affairs, Huddleston Hall Room 102-D, Durham, NH 03824

Solomon Maingi, PhD., has research and teaching interests in the political economy of development and conflict. He is particularly interested in the geographical dynamics of conflict, environmental crises, and migration. Maingi's training and initial research interests were grounded in social theory, the politics of access, and environmental conflict with a focus on understanding the vulnerability of rural agrarian communities, the dynamics of subsistence, and environmental crises in sub-Saharan Africa.

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 401: World Regions I
  • GEOG 550: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • GEOG 560: Natural Hazards
  • GEOG 574: Global Landscapes and Environ
  • GEOG 584: Political Geography
  • GEOG 685: Population and Development
  • IA 401: International Perspectives


  • Ph.D., Geography, West Virginia University
  • M.A., Geography, Ohio University
  • M.A., International Studies, Ohio University
  • B.Ed., Education, Egerton University

Research Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Hazards/Disasters
  • Environmental politics and social change
  • International political economy
  • International/Global Development
  • Land Use Planning/Policy
  • Migration
  • War/Conflict

Selected Publications

  • Smucker, T., Solomon, M., & Wisner, B. (2020). Non-Governmental Organizations and Natural Hazard Governance in Africa. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.013.332

  • Wangui, E. E., Smucker, T. A., Wisner, B., Lovell, E., Mascarenhas, A., Solomon, M., . . . Munishi, P. (2012). Integrated development, risk management and community-based climate change adaptation in a mountain-plains system in Northern Tanzania. Revue de Géographie Alpine, (100-1). doi:10.4000/rga.1701

  • Solomon, A. M. (n.d.). Breaking the myths: We remember World War 1 in Africa. The Great War in Africa Association - Diversity House.

  • Most Cited Publications