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Benjamin F. Tillman

Associate Professor and Chair
Geography
Scharbauer Hall 2004E

b.tillman@tcu.edu | 817-257-6301

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Education

Ph.D., Geography, Louisiana State University
MS, Geography, Brigham Young University
BS, Geography, Brigham Young University

Courses Taught

World Regional Geography
Geography of Latin America
Cultural Geography
Graduate Seminar: Historical Geography of Latin America

Areas of Focus

Cultural and Historical
Geography
Latin America

Tillman, Benjamin F. 2011. Imprints on Native Lands: The Miskito-Moravian settlement landscape of Eastern Honduras. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Tillman, Benjamin F.  2004. La Influencia Morava en el Paisaje de la Mosquitia Hondureña. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Editorial Guaymuras.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Otterstrom, Samuel and Benjamin F. Tillman. 2013. “Income Change and Circular Migration: The Curious Case of Mobile Puerto Ricans 1995-2010.” Journal of Latin American Geography 12 (3):33-58.

Tillman, Benjamin F. 2009. “Measuring globalization’s influence on the cultural landscape: spatial succession in the plaza of Ponce, Puerto Rico.” Southeastern Geographer 49 (4):340-353.

Tillman, Benjamin F.  2008. “Not always oriented: Honduran plaza-church locational relations,” In Ethno-and Historical Geographic Studies in Latin America, ed. Kent Mathewson, Peter Herlihy, and Craig Revels, pp. 177-192. Geoscience and Man vol. 40, Baton Rouge: Geoscience Publications, Louisiana State University Department of Geography and Anthropology.

Tillman, Benjamin F. 2005. “La Geografia Historica de la Costa Misquita,” Revista de la Academia Hondurena de Geografia e Historia (Diciembre 2005):153-173.

Tillman, Benjamin F. 2005. “The Moravian Church Compound: a German Settlement Type in the Honduran Mosquitia,” In Bridging Cultural Geographies: Europe and Latin America, ed. Robert B. Kent, Vicent Ortells Chabrera, and Javier Soriano Martí, 103-23. (Collecció América No. 3). Castelló, Spain: Universitat Jaume I.

Tillman, Benjamin F. and Chad F. Emmett. 1999. “Spatial Succession of Sacred Space in Chicago,” Journal of Cultural Geography 18:2:79-108.

“Puerto Ricans in Texas: A Growing Minority Population of Tarrant County,” (poster presentation With Tiffany Huff, TCU undergraduate geography major) Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference, Fort Worth, TX, October 22-24, 2014.

“Comparative Breadfruit use among Miskitu, Garífuna, Creole, and Rama Populations of Nicaragua’s Costa Atlántica,” Race, Ethnicy, and Place Conference, Fort Worth, TX, October 22-24, 2014.

“Retracing the Old Bellamy Road: Florida’s first Federal Highway,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, April 8-12, 2014.

“Comparative Breadfruit use among Miskitu, Garífuna, Creole, and Rama Populations of Nicaragua’s Costa Atlántica,” Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Panama City, Panama, January 6-9, 2014.

“Miskito-Moravian settlement Landscape of Eastern Honduras,” invited presentation at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, School of Geographic Sciences, August, 2013.

“Income Change and Circular Migration: The Curious Case of Puerto Ricans in and out of the United States, 1995-2010,” (coauthored with Dr. Sam Otterstrom) Race, Ethnicity and Place conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 24-26, 2012.

“Globalization’s impact on the types of businesses located in the Plaza of Ponce, Puerto Rico,” Trascendiendo Fronteras conference, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (San Juan), March 26-27, 2008.

“From Tahiti to Trujillo: An historical geography of the breadfruit tree’s Caribbean dispersal,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, April 20, 2007.

A.M. Pate, Jr., Professorship, “The British and the Breadfruit: An Historical Geography of the breadfruit tree and its Caribbean dispersal.” Requested fall 2014. Funded for fiscal year 2015 ($10,000 cash award and $7,500 research travel allowance).

Association of American Geographers(Cultural Geography, Geography of Latin America, Geography of Religions and Belief Systems, and Historical Geography specialty groups)

Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG)

Secretary -Treasurer, Latin America specialty group, Association of American Geographers, 2014-2016Committee Chair, Graduate Student Research Award Committee, historical geography specialty group, Association of American Geographers, 2008-2013