Conferences & Workshops

Conferences and Workshops

Leadership Roles in Conferences, Sessions and Workshops:

2018, Lead Organizer and Chair of Paper Session: “Governance, Rights, and Justice in Water: New Ideas and Realities” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, LA, 10-14 April 2018.

2018, Co-organizer of Discussion Panel on “Academics Under Attack in the Age of Social Media” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, LA, 10-14 April 2018

2018, Co-organizer and Chair of Discussion Panel on “Water and Climate Justice: In Pursuit of Equity” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, LA, 10-14 April 2018. (with Sarah Romano)

2017, Co-organizer of Discussion Panel on ‘Enacting an Inclusive Professional Community’ Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, 5-9 April 2017. (with Amy Piedalue)

2016, Lead Organizer of Interdisciplinary International Conference on Building Community Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change across Sites, Groups and Scales, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 22 April 2016.

2016, Co-organizer and Chair of Discussion Panel on ‘Emotional Political Ecologies’ Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March – 2 April 2016. (with Marien González-Hidalgo)

2015, Organizer and Chair of Discussion Panel on ‘Development Geographies: Looking Forward’ Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015.

2014, Organizer and Chair of Discussion Panel on ‘Development Geographies: Scales, Directions, Visions’ Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014.

2013, Co-organizer of workshop on “Islam in the Academy: Confronting Orientalism”, Democratizing Knowledge Collective, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 19 April 2013. (with Dana Olwan)

2013, Lead Co-organizer of Discussion Panel on “The Right to Water: Theories and Practices” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013. (with Alex Loftus)

2013, Co-organizer with South Asia Center on Community Dialogue and Teach-in on SU Rising: Stop Violence Against Women, Syracuse University, 14 February 2013.

2011, Lead Co-organizer and Co-chair of Two Discussion Panels on “Climate Change and Development: Intersections, Contradictions, Opportunities” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011. (with Ed Carr)

2011, Co-organizer of two-day International Conference “Water in South Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment”, Cornell University, 7-8 April 2011. (with South Asia Center)

2011, Host and Moderator of Discussion Session with Maude Barlow (Council of Canadians) on “The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water”, Syracuse University, 5 April 2011.

2010, Lead Co-organizer and Co-chair of Two Paper Sessions on “Gender and Climate Change: Pitfalls, Possibilities and Realities” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C., USA, 14-18 April 2010. (with Joni Seager)

2010, Chair and Lead Co-Organizer of two-day International Conference on “The Right to Water”, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, 29-30 March 2010, www.maxwell.syr.edu/waterconference  (with Alex Loftus)

2010, Host and Moderator of several Discussion Sessions with Dr. Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize recipient) on “Creating a World without Poverty”, Syracuse University, 23 February 2010.

2009, Organizer and Chair of Two Paper Sessions on “Water, Power and Politics in South Asia” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 22-27 March 2009.

2009, Organizer and Presenter at Film Screening and Discussion Session for “Climate change and Bangladesh: Who will pay?” Department of Geography and South Asia Center, Syracuse University, USA, 27 January 2009.

2008, Lead Co-organizer and Co-chair of Three Paper Sessions and one Discussion Panel on “Water and Development: A Fluid Relationship” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, USA, 15-19 April 2008. (with Jessica Budds)

2008, Lead Co-organizer, World Water Day Seminar, Action Against Hunger and King’s College London, London, UK, 22 March 2008. (with Jennifer Organ)

2008, Lead Co-organizer of Princeton Association UK Annual Lecture on “Sex and Gender: How and Why” London, UK, 6 March 2008. (with Melissa Hines)

2007, Co-organizer and Co-chair of Two Paper Sessions and One Discussion Panel on “Global Perspectives on Gender-Water Geographies” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, USA, 17-23 April 2007. (with Kathleen O’Reilly, Nina Laurie, and Sarah Halvorson)

2007, Co-organizer and Co-chair of Five Paper Sessions and One Discussion Panel on “Socio-Ecological Nature of Water” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, USA, 17-23 April 2007. (with Jessica Budds)

2006, Organizer of Discussion Panel on “Gender and Water” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, USA, 7-11 March 2006.

2006, Co-convenor and Co-chair of two Paper Sessions on “Participatory Ethics for Human Geography” Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, UK, 31 August – 2 September 2006. (with Rachel Pain)

2005, Chair and Organizer of Paper Session on “Gendered Geographies of Water: Trends and Challenges” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, USA, 4-9 April 2005.

2002, Co-organizer of Workshop Rio Plus Ten: Environment, Development, and Security Workshop, University of Minnesota, USA, 5-6 April 2002. (with Karen Brown)

2002, Chair and Organizer of Panel on “Water and Security” Rio Plus Ten: Environment, Development, and Security Workshop, University of Minnesota, USA, 5-6 April 2002.

Discussant, Panelist, Chair or Participant at Conferences/Workshops:

2018, Invited Panelist: Political Economy of Water. Workshop of the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), International University Bangladesh, Dhaka, 11 July 2018.

2018, Invited Panelist: Controversy & Feminist Pedagogy: A Geography Workshop, York University, Toronto, Canada, 16-18 May 2018.

2018, Invited Panelist: “Using Collective biography and other forms of collaborative analysis in feminist geography” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, LA, 10-14 April 2018.

2018, Invited Panelist: “The Case Against Colonialism: Racism in the Academy and the Ethics of Publishing” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, LA, 10-14 April 2018.

2018, Invited Panelist: “Re-envisioning ‘sustainable’ deltas through critical physical geography” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, LA, 10-14 April 2018.

2018, Invited Panelist: “From communities of practice to communities of praxis: Public political ecology, environmental justice, and critical engagement in an era of regressive environmental politics” Dimensions of Political Ecology Annual Conference, Lexington KY, 22-24 February 2018.

2017, Invited Panelist: “Strategy Session: Teaching Against the Global Turn to the Right” Feminist Geography 2017: Insides and Outsides of Feminism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, May 18-20, 2017.

2017, Panelist: “The International Year of Global Understanding” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, 5-9 April 2017.

2017, Invited Discussant: “New/Critical Approaches to Water and Food Security” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, 5-9 April 2017.

2017, Invited Discussant: “Quiet Social Movements & Everyday Life in the urban global South: Towards New Geographies of Social Change” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, 5-9 April 2017.

2016, Invited Panelist: “Dialogues in Human Geography Plenary: The UN Development Goals” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March – 2 April 2016

2016, Chair and Discussant: “Emotional Political Ecologies” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March – 2 April 2016

2016, Invited Panelist: “The International Year of Global Understanding” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March-2 April 2016.

2016, Invited Panelist: “Critical Environmental Governance: Politics and Power in the Material World” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March-2 April 2016.

2016, Invited Panelist: “Fieldwork and Qualitative Research in Geography” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March-2 April 2016.

2016, Chair and Discussant: “Enacting an Inclusive Professional Community” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March-2 April 2016.

2016, Invited Moderator: “Innovations on the Ground” Environmental Grantmakers Association Winter Briefing, Miami, FL, 1-2 March 2016.

2015, Invited Panelist: “A Political Ecology of Women, Water, and Global Environmental Change: a panel-audience discussion of current contributions to feminist environmental research” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015.

2015, Invited Panelist: “International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015.

2015, Invited Panelist: “Questioning geography’s ‘healthy subject’: Cultivating an Ethic of Wellness in Geography” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015.

2015, Invited Panelist: “Presumed Incompetent: A Conversation on Navigating Academia” Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 25 March 2015.

2014, Invited Panelist: “Gendering a Sustainable Future: Water, Conflict and Climate Change” United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (UN WWAP), Colombella, Italy, 10-11 June 2014.

2014, Panelist: Panel session on “Engaging Feminist Pedagogy: Gendered Spaces In/Outside the Classroom” Feminist Geography: Who we are, what we do, why we do it. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, 15-18 May 2014.

2014, Panelist: Panel session on “Importing or creating theories: Doing feminist geography in ‘other’ places” Feminist Geography: Who we are, what we do, why we do it. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, 15-18 May 2014.

2014, Invited Commentator and Panelist: The Public Shareholder: The ethics, regulation, and risk of public utility commercialization, Université de Montréal, Canada, 2-4 May 2014.

2014, Invited Panelist: Panel session of the “Dialogues in Human Geography Annual Forum”, Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014.

2014, Panelist: Panel session on “Feminist Pedagogies” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014.

2013, Panelist: Workshop on “Islam in the Academy: Confronting Orientalism”, Democratizing Knowledge Collective, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 19 April 2013.

2013, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on “Development Geography: Can Critical Perspectives Exist in Policy and Implementation?” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013.

2013, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on “Teaching Political Ecology” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013.

2013, Chair and Panelist: Panel Session on “The Right to Water: Theories and Practices” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013.

2013, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on “How We Got Here; Where We’re Headed” International Women’s Day Workshop, International Relations Program, Syracuse University, 4 March 2013.

2013, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on “Lessons from Sandy: Are we Ready for More Climate Disruption?” Sustainability Education Teach-In, Syracuse University, 28 February 2013.

2012, Invited Participant: Workshop on “Democratizing Knowledge Project: Developing Literacies, Building Communities, Seeding Change”, Syracuse University, 3-4 November 2012.

2012, Invited Participant: Workshop on ‘Urban Natures’, Rutgers University, 5-6 October 2012.

2011, Invited Chair & Discussant: Paper session on ‘(Re)constructing Climate Change: Insights from Critical and Feminist Science Studies’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011.

2011, Invited Discussant: Author-meets-Critics Session of Karen Bakker’s book ‘Privatizing Water’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011.

2011, Invited Discussant: Author-meets-Critics Session of Jamie Linton’s book ‘What is Water?’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011.

2011, Panelist: Panel Session on ‘Climate Change and Development: Intersections, Contradictions, Opportunities’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011.

2011, Moderator: Paper session on ‘Drinking Water: Issues of Rural and Urban Governance’ at conference Water in South Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment, Cornell University, 7-8 April 2011.

2010, Invited Discussant: Paper session on ‘Dams, Science, and the Law’ at conference Experiments on Rivers: The Consequences of Dams, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota, 11-12 November 2010.

2010, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on ‘Gender and Environment: Critical Tradition and New Challenges’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C., USA, 14-18 April 2010.

2010, Invited Discussant: Paper Session on ‘Green Development? Revisiting Environment and Food Systems’ Development Geographies Pre-Conference, Washington D.C., USA, 13 April 2010.

2009, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on ‘Democratizing Water Technologies’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 22-27 March 2009.

2009, Invited Discussant: Panel Session on ‘Hydrosocial Cycles’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 22-27 March 2009.

2008, Panelist: Panel Session on ‘Water and Development: A Fluid Relationship?’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, USA, 15-19 April 2008.

2007, Invited Chair: Paper Session on ‘Wellbeing, Relatedness, and Collective Action’ Wellbeing in International Development Conference, University of Bath, UK, 28-30 June 2007.

2007, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on “People of Color Negotiate the Academy (Part II): Women of Color Geographers and the Crisis of Under-representation” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, USA, 17-23 April 2007.

2007, Panelist: “The Matter of Water: Water, Materialities, and Development” at Panel Session on ‘Socio-ecological Nature of Water I’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, USA, 17-23 April 2007.

2006, Panelist: “Feminist Political Ecology of Water – Wither Geography?” at Panel Session on ‘Gender and Water’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, USA, 7-11 March 2006.

2005, Invited Panelist: “Discourses of Participation and the Development Industry” at Panel Session on ‘Participatory Geographies’ Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, UK, 31 August–2 September 2005.

Conference Papers Presented:

2017, “Problematizing climate adaption: Querying intersectionality, power, and social justice” Gobeshona 3: The Conference for a Climate-Resilient Bangladesh, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 8-11 January 2017.

2016, “Water, Citizenship, and Development Struggles in the Global South” Paper presented at Development in Question, 5th Annual Conference of the Development Sociology section of the American Sociological Association, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 6-8 October 2016.

2014, “Public Water and Citizenship: Imbrications of Belonging and Democracy in The Right to Water” Paper session on ‘New Water Resources Geographies?’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014.

2012, “Urban injustices in a changing climate: Informal settlements, environmental governance, and the contradictions of adaptation in Dhaka, Bangladesh” Panel on ‘Governing Environmental Risks and Vulnerabilities in Cities’ ICARUS III Conference, Columbia University, NY, USA, May 17-20, 2012. [Paper accepted, unable to attend]

2011, “Water, Vulnerability, and the Politics of Adaptation: Gendered Realities of Climate Change in South Asia” Water, Waves, and Weather: Climate Change and the Future of South Asia, Conference of the American Overseas Research Centers hosted by American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17-20 July 2011.

2010, “Gender, Climate Change and the Politics of Adaptation” Paper Session on ‘Gender and Climate Change: Pitfalls, Possibilities and Realities’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C., USA, 14-18 April 2010.

2009, “Gendering Climate Change: Debates from South Asia” MaGrann Conference on Climate Change in South Asia: Governance, Equity and Social Justice, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, 16-17 April 2009.

2009, “Of Purity and Pollution: Negotiating Socio-spatial-ecological-embodied Subjectivities in Contaminated Waterscapes” Paper Session on ‘Water, power and politics in South Asia’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 22-27 March 2009.

2008, “Poisoning the Well of Development? Arsenic, Accountability and (Un)anticipated Development in Bangladesh” Re-Engaging Development in a Post- Development Era? Developing Areas Specialty Group Conference, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA, 13-14 April 2008.

2008, “Fluid Lives: Gender, Subjectivity and Water Management” Paper Session on ‘Advancing Environmentality: The Materiality of the Environmental Subject’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, USA, 15-19 April 2008.

2007, “‘Sorry, I can’t give you money’: Positionality, Reflexivity, and Ethics of Fieldwork in Third World Contexts.” Paper Session on ‘Giving Back: Ideas for mutually beneficial research’ Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, UK, 31 August – 2 September 2007.

2007, “Suffering for Water, Suffering from Water: Gendered and Classed Dimensions of Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh” Paper Session on ‘Arsenic in the Natural Environment: The Geography of a Global Problem’ Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, UK, 31 August – 2 September 2007.

2007, “Watery Discourses: Participation and Community in Water Resources Management” Paper Session on ‘Global Perspectives on Gender-Water Geographies’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, USA, 17-23 April 2007.

2006, “Gendering Natural Hazards Research: A Feminist Analysis of the Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Bangladesh” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, USA, 7-11 March 2006. [Winner of the 2006 Kasperson Student Paper Award of the Hazards Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers]

2005, “Women, Water, Welfare: Debating Development and Water resources management in Bangladesh” Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, UK, 31 August – 2 September 2005.

2005, “Drops of life, Drops of death: Gendered Geographies of a Drinking Water crisis in Bangladesh” Paper Session on ‘Gendered Geographies of Water: Trends and Challenges’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, USA, 4-9 April 2005.

2005, “Sociology of an Escalating Disaster: Gender, Water and Arsenic in Bangladesh” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 31 March – 3 April 2005.

2004, “Gendered Waters, Poisoned Wells: Understanding the Social Geographies of the Drinking Water Crisis from Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh” MacArthur Consortium Workshop Gender in an International Context, University of Minnesota, USA, 16-17 April 2004.

2004, “Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink: Analyzing the Drinking Water Crisis in Bangladesh” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 15-19 March 2004. [Winner of the 2004 Best Student Paper Award of the Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers]

2003, “Managing Water for Sustainable Development: The Importance of Gender, Class and Environment in National Water Policies in Bangladesh” MacArthur Consortium Workshop Gender in an International Context, University of Minnesota, USA, 11-12 April 2003.

2002, “Political Ecology of the Ganges River: High Modernism, River Politics, and the Farakka Barrage” Annual Meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, University of Minnesota, USA, 17-19 October 2002.

2002, “Water Resources, Water Security and the ‘Rio Plus Ten’ Process: An Overview” Session on ‘Water and Security’ at Rio Plus Ten: Environment, Development, and Security Workshop at the University of Minnesota, USA, 5-6 April 2002.

2002, “The Farakka Barrage and the Ganges River Dispute: High Modernism, River Politics and Socio-ecological Implications” Session on ‘Water and Society: Power, Scale and Boundaries’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 18-23 March 2002.

2000, “Water Allocation and Gender – An Analysis from Bangladesh” Berkeley Water Working Group Speaker Series, University of California – Berkeley, USA, 4 May 2000 (with Ben Crow).

2000, “Water Concerns in Rural Bangladesh: A Gendered Perspective” 26th Annual Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 5-9 November 2000.

2000, “Water Resources and Gender: Unspoken Realities and Unfolding Crisis in Bangladesh” First International Conference on Bangladesh Environment, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14-15 January 2000.