Mark Long


Address: JC Long, 9 Liberty Street, Room 217
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.5724

Mark Long has taught geography courses in the Political Science department since 2002.  His courses on the European Union, Spain, Political Geography, Food, World Regional Geography, and International Conflict are primarily concerned with challenging students to understand how the world has changed over recent centuries in ways that structure everything from what we eat, to how we organize politically, to how we see ourselves. 

Dr. Long’s initial training was in European Studies and modern European Languages (Spanish, Italian and Catalan) at the National University of Ireland, Cork, where he also completed his MA in European Studies, with extended study abroad in Valladolid, Madrid, Santander and Barcelona, Spain.  He completed his Ph.D. In Geography at the University of South Carolina in 2001.  His current research is concerned with the imprint of culture in the landscape, particularly as witnessed by landscape photographers, and in the build out of the American garrison state post 9/11.  He has published on editorial cartoons and anti-Americanism and curated shows of landscape photography from Antarctica to Afghanistan to the American West by award-winning American and international artists.  From 2011-2013, Dr. Long directed the fall study abroad program in Trujillo, Spain, a semester-long program in Extremadura where College of Charleston students get to experience worlds very different from Charleston and the US.


Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.A., B.A., University College Cork, Ireland
Field of Specialization: Political Geography; Europe