Core Faculty

Ken E. Salo

Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning
LLB, University Western Cape, 1993
LLM, University Cape Town, 1999


Professor Salo teaches and conducts research in the areas of environmental justice, environmental racism, law and international environmental policy, global justice movements, international development and planning, and negotiation and conflict management.

Contact Information
Room 314 Temple Buell Hall
611 Taft Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217.244.5377
Fax: 217.244.1717
E-mail: kensalo@illinois.edu


Current Research Areas

Environmental law and justice, international human rights, food security and water sovereignty, political ecology of resource conflicts, agrarian movements, sustainable agriculture, and legal cultures in postcolonial societies.


Selected Publications

2007   (forthcoming). “Contesting Liberal Legality: Informal Legal Cultures in Post-apartheid South Africa’s Privatizing Seafood Fishery.”  African Studies Quarterly (September edition).
2004 “Resurgent Local Legalities.” New Agricultural Network Newsletter Aug 11, 2004.
2004  “Reinterpreting Organic as Alternate to Industrial Food.” Agro-Ecology Newsletter Volume 13, Number 3.
2002 Clark, BM., Hauck, M., Harris JM., Salo, K. and E. Russell. “Identifying subsistence fishers, fishing areas, resource use and activities along the South African coast.” South African Journal of Marine Science 24:489-501.
2002 Harris, JM, Sowman, M, Branch, GM., Clark, BM., Cockroft, AC., Coetzee.C., Dye, AH., Hauck, M., Johnston, A., Kati-Kati,L., Maseko, Z., Salo, K., Sauer, WHH., Siqwana-Ndulo, N and J. Beaumont. “The process of developing a management system for subsistence fisheries in South Africa: recognizing and formalizing a marginalized fishing sector in South Africa.” South African Journal of Marine Science 24:405-424.
2002 Harris, J.M, Branch, G.M., Clark, B.M., Cockroft, A.C., Coetzee.C., Dye, A.H., Hauck, M., Johnston, A., Kati-Kati, L., Maeko, Z., Salo, K., Sauer, WHH., Siqwana-Ndulo, N. and Sowman, M. “Recommendations for the management of subsistence fisheries in South Africa.” South African Journal of Marine Science 24:503-523.

Honors and Recognitions

2003, 2007  Teaching excellence award, UIUC (Incomplete List of Teachers Recognized as Excellent by Students).
2004 Invited by the Cape High Court, South Africa, to submit amicus curiae notarized expert opinion on subsistence fishing in South Africa.
1997 Elected to UNESCO-Africa program to promote environmental science in high schools.
Ken E. Salo