Conferences & Workshops

Conferences and Workshops

Conferences, Sessions and Workshops Organized:

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 ‘Building an Inclusive Professional Community’ Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, 5-9 April, 2017.

2016, Lead Organizer of 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 Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March – 2 April, 2016

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

2014, Organizer and Chair of Discussion Panel on ‘Development Geographies: Scales, Directions, Visions’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American 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.

2011, Co-organizer and Chair of Two Discussion Panels on “Climate Change and Development: Intersections, Contradictions, Opportunities” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, 12-16 April 2011.

2011, Co-organizer of Conference “Water in South Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment”, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 8 April 2011.

2010, Organizer and Chair of two-day international conference “The Right to Water“, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 29-30 March 2010.

2010, Co-organizing and Chair of two Paper Sessions on “Gender and Climate Change” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C., 14-18 April 2010.

2010, Organizer and Moderator of Discussion Sessions with Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Grameen Bank founder) on “Creating a World without Poverty”, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 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, 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, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 27 January 2009.

2008, 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.

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.

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, 17 – 23 April 2007.

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

2006, Co-convener 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.

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, 4 – 9 April 2005.

2002, Co-organizer of Workshop Rio Plus Ten: Environment, Development, and Security, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 5 – 6 April 2002.

2002, Chair and Organizer of Panel on “Water and Security” Rio Plus Ten: Environment, Development, and Security Workshop at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 5 – 6 April 2002.

Conference Presentations and Participation:

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 Panelist: “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 Moderator: Environmental Grantmakers Association Winter Briefing, Miami, FL, 1-2 March 2016.

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

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

2016, Chair and Discussant: “How to make the AAG more diverse” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March-2 April, 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 Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015

2015, Invited Panelist: “International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)” Annual Meetings of the Association of American 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 Association of American 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.

 2014, Paper presented:  “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.

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, Syracuse, NY, 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,Syracuse, NY, 28 February 2013.

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

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

2011, Paper Presented: “Water, Vulnerability, and the Politics of Adaptation: Gendered Realities of Climate Change in South Asia” at ‘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, 17-21 July 2011.

2011, Invited Chair: Two Paper sessions 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.

2010, Invited Discussant: Paper session on ‘Dams, Science, and the Law’ at international conference Experiments on Rivers: The Consequences of Dams, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 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., 14-18 April 2010.

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

2010, Paper Presented: “Gender, climate change and the politics of adaptation” Session on ‘Gender and climate change’ at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C., 14-18 April 2010.

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

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

2009, Paper Presented: “Of Purity and pollution: Negotiating socio-spatial-ecological-embodied subjectivities in contaminated waterscapes” Session on ‘Water, power and politics in South Asia’ at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, 22-27 March 2009

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

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

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

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

2007, Invited Plenary Speaker, “Sustainability: A Post-Mortem?” Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, 31 August – 2 September 2007.

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

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

2007, Invited Chair, Session on “Wellbeing, Relatedness, and Collective Action” Wellbeing in International Development Conference, University of Bath, UK, 28 – 30 June 2007.

2007, Invited Panelist, “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, 17 – 23 April 2007.

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

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

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

2006, Paper Presented: “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, 7 – 11 March 2006. [Winner of the 2006 Kasperson Student Paper Award of the Hazards Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers]

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

2005, Paper Presented: “Drops of life, Drops of death: Gendered Geographies of a Drinking Water crisis in Bangladesh” Session on ‘Gendered geographies of water: trends and challenges’ at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, 4 – 9 April 2005.

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

2004, Paper Presented: “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, Minneapolis, MN, 16 – 17 April 2004.

2004, Paper Presented: “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, 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, Paper Presented: “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, Minneapolis, MN, 11– 12 April 2003.

2002, Paper Presented: “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, Minneapolis, MN, 17– 19 October 2002.

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

2002, Paper Presented: “The Farakka Barrage and the Ganges River Dispute: High Modernism, River Politics and Socio-ecological Implications” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 18 – 23 March 2002.

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

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