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Farhana Sultana

Syracuse University

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United States
North America

Farhana Sultana is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is also the Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts in the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School. Prior to joining Syracuse University, she was a faculty member in the Department of Geography at King’s College London and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. Before becoming an academic, Farhana was a Programme Officer at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a $26M large environment-development program in Bangladesh. She obtained my M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota, where she was a John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Fellow. She obtained her A.B. (Cum Laude) in Geosciences and Environmental Studies from Princeton University. As an internationally-recognized interdisciplinary scholar, Farhana us broadly interested in nature-society relationships, political ecology, critical development studies, feminist theories, urban studies, climate justice, water governance, human rights, citizenship, and South Asia. Her work is informed by not only her background and training in the natural sciences, social sciences, and policy experience, but also from having lived and worked on three continents, being a post-colonial subject and scholar, and having a lifelong commitment to critical praxis and social justice. Farhana is the recipient of the 2019 Glenda Laws award from the American Association of Geographers.

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Sultana F. 2021. “Progress report in Political ecology II: Conjunctures, crises, and critical publics,” Progress in Human Geography. (July 2021).

Sultana F. 2021. “Climate change, COVID-19, and the co-production of injustices: a feminist reading of overlapping crises,” Social & Cultural Geography, Vol. 22, No. 4, Pp. 447-460. (April 2021).

Sultana, Farhana and Alex Loftus. 2020. “Water Politics: Governance, Justice, and the Right to Water.” Routledge: London and New York.

Farhana Sultana. 2020. “Progress Report in Political Ecology I: From Margin to Center,” Progress in Human Geography (June 2020).

Farhana Sultana. 2018. “Gender and Water in a Changing Climate: Challenges and Opportunities.” In Water Security Across the Gender Divide, Springer: The Netherlands (2018).

Farhana Sultana. 2015. “Emotional Political Ecology,” The International Handbook of Political Ecology, Edward Elgar Publishing (September 2015).

Farhana Sultana. 2015. “Justice,” Companion to Political Geography, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, UK (September 2015).

Farhana Sultana. 2014. “Gendering Climate Change: Geographical Insights,” The Professional Geographer (August 2014).

Farhana Sultana & Alex Loftus. 2012. “The Right to Water: Politics, Governance and Social Struggles,” Earthscan Water Text Series, Routledge, London & New York (January 2012).

Farhana Sultana. 2011. “Suffering for Water, Suffering from Water: Emotional Geographies of Resource Access, Control, and Conflict,” Geoforum (March 2011).