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Drake professor publishes new edition of global studies textbook

March 15, 2012
Ramesh Dhussa, associate professor of geography, has authored a new edition of his book, Global Studies: India and South Asia. The 10th edition, which offers additional background essays and enhanced critical thinking questions, recently was released by national publisher McGraw-Hill.

McGraw-Hill's Global Studies series, written by a variety of authors, combines relevant background information and a range of international press articles for a unique look at regional issues. Regions covered by the series include China; Latin America and the Caribbean; The Middle East; and Africa.

Dhussa's research interests include literary and cultural geography, particularly in South Asia. He has taught courses in human geography, world regional geography, cultural geography and other regional geographical topics since he joined the Drake faculty in 1989.

Dhussa was born in India and received his undergraduate and master's degree from Patna University in Patna, Bihar, India. After moving to the United States, Dhussa earned a master's degree and Ph.D. in geography from The University of Akron and Kent State University, respectively. He is a member of the steering commitee of the Geographic Alliance of Iowa and a member of the National Association of Geographers, India