Brief CV

A very, very, very brief C.V.

Maxwell Conference 2016

Short Bio:

Dr. Farhana Sultana is an Associate Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, where she is also the Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts at the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflicts and Collaboration (PARCC). Dr. Sultana is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary scholar of political ecology, water governance, post‐colonial development, social and environmental justice, climate change, and gender. Her research and scholar-activism draw from her experiences of having lived and worked on three continents as well as from her backgrounds in the natural sciences, social sciences, and policy experience. Prior to joining Syracuse, she taught at King’s College London and worked at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Author of several dozen publications, her recent books are The Right to Water: Politics, Governance and Social Struggles and Eating, Drinking: Surviving. Dr. Sultana graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University and obtained her Masters and PhD from University of Minnesota, where she was a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

Positions:

Associate Professor (2012-present), Assistant Professor (2008-2012), Department of Geography, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflicts and Collaboration (PARCC), Maxwell School (2016-present)

Faculty Affiliate: Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflicts and Collaboration (PARCC), Center for Environmental Policy and Administration (CEPA), South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Tolley Humanities Faculty, International Relations Program, Democratizing Knowledge Collective, Asian/Asian-American Studies

Assistant Professor (US) / Lecturer (UK), Department of Geography, King’s College London (2006-2008)

Visiting Fellow, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester (2005-2006)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota (2001-2004)

Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1998-2001)

Affiliations:

Visiting Fellow, International Center for Climate Change and Development, Independent University of Bangladesh (2017)

Scientific Panel Member, United Nations International Year of Global Understanding, International Geographical Union (2011-present)

Member, Management Steering Committee, WaTeRS Network (2014-2016)

Member, National Screening Committee, US Fulbright Fellowships (2013-2014)

Chair (2013-2015), Vice Chair (2001-2013), Director (2009-2011), Development Geographies Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers

Member, International Research and Scholarly Exchange Committee, Association of American Geographers (2013-2015)

Founding Committee Member, Participatory Geographies Research Group, Institute of British Geographers (2005-present)

Co-Founder and Co-Moderator, Water Forum (International E-discussion Group) (2006-present)

Fellow, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)(2002-2006)

Fellow, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, University of Minnesota (1996-1998; 2001-2007)

Education:

Ph.D. Department of Geography University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 2007.

M.A. Department of Geography University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 1998.

A.B. (Cum Laude), Department of Geosciences (Honors) and Certificate Program in Environmental Studies (Honors), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. 1996.

Research Interests:

Nature-society relationships; Social justice; Development geography; Feminist geography; Water Governance; Climate Change; Natural Hazards; Human Rights; South Asia; Research Methods.

Honors:

Co-signatory with Pope Francis in “Rome Declaration on the Human Right to Water”, February 2017

Founding Signatory of the Geneva Actions on Human Water Security, July 2017

Faculty Convocation Speaker, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, May 2012