I delivered the keynote lecture at the New Zealand Geographical Society’s Annual Conference in Wellington, NZ. Details here: https://nzgsconference2020.gitlab.io/#portfolioModal1
I was interviewed by Truthout about travel and large gatherings in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details here: https://truthout.org/articles/hundreds-of-thousands-of-students-traveled-home-this-week-amid-covid-spike/
Check out the article by Climate Desk containing interviews with several global experts on what the Biden victory means for climate work internationally. My interview addressed a range of issues. Read more here! https://www.carbonbrief.org/us-election-climate-experts-react-to-joe-bidens-victory?utm_content=buffer4e97e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR3l2mJAXgnfugjHXAi0FGPflSQMKNdRSTUNNWXp3dsnxWQj7Hntdgh14FY
Check out my interview with Scientific American on what a Biden presidency could mean for climate change and climate justice! https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heres-how-scientists-want-biden-to-take-on-climate-change/
I spoke at the Climate Justice and Intersectionality webinar organized by the Centre for Climate Justice of the Glasgow Caledonian University (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/intersectionality-and-climate-justice-an-emancipatory-research-agenda-tickets-109786462264#). Watch the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tRpxaTHWMw
I was one of the original signatories to the letter to NY Governor & NY State Comptroller for NY fossil fuel divestment that was subsequently signed by 1100 academics. I spoke at the Press Conference, organized by 350.org, along with other signatories. The press statement, press conference video, and the letter are here: 1100+ Academics release letter demanding state legislators divest New York from fossil fuels
My radio interview with Media Sanctuary related to this and climate justice is here: https://soundcloud.com/mediasanctuary/farhana-brooks-divestny-academics-1005-news-9-11-2020https://soundcloud.com/mediasanctuary/farhana-brooks-divestny-academics-1005-news-9-11-2020
I gave a talk at the session organized by the Karachi Urban Lab and Climate Change & Urban Violence Network (CCUVN) on issues related to climate change, gender, and urban injustices. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5yIp9e-Wt0. Two newspapers covered the session:
Dawn Newspaper: https://www.dawn.com/news/1565208
Pakistan Tribune: https://tinyurl.com/ycwsdx29
Check out my latest piece on moving forward from racism in academia & STEM fields, created in solidarity with #ShutDownSTEM, #ShutDownAcademia, #Strike4BlackLives and #BlackInIvory. https://medium.com/@rowan_institute/bingo-cards-for-racist-bullsh-t-in-academia-and-stem-db19a8ad8f7e
I was an invited speaker at the webinar “Digitising Anti-Racist & Anti-Imperialist Teaching Amidst COVID-19” organized by University of Oxford, UK. The webinar video is here, check it out! https://youtu.be/a9cX7AAJE_E
An article we wrote related to the event can be found here: https://www.coronatimes.net/digitising-critical-pedagogies-higher-education-covid-19/
My new article in the journal Human Geography is out! It’s a wide-ranging theoretical piece that takes on higher education, pedagogy, praxis, colonialism, international development & social justice. Access it here: https://www.farhanasultana.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Farhana-Sultana-Decolonizing-Development-Education-and-the-Pursuit-of-Social-Justice.pdf
I’m speaking at the Princeton Environmental Forum at Princeton University on Oct 24-25, 2019: https://environment.princeton.edu/pei25/schedule/. Here’s my podcast that was recorded in relation to this event: https://allforearth.princeton.edu/episodes/ The Princeton University news article about this is here: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/10/17/farhana-sultana-talks-about-universal-right-water-all-earth-podcast
My new book is out! Further information on the book, its chapters, endorsements & how to save 20% on the price is available in the link here. Please share this information widely with your networks & colleagues!
I am honored to receive the 2019 Glenda Laws Award! The Glenda Laws Award is administered by the American Association of Geographers and endorsed by members of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, and the Institute of British Geographers. The annual award and honorarium recognize outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues.
More details here: http://news.aag.org/2019/02/aag-announces-2019-aag-award-recipients-2/#Laws
I’ll be delivering a Keynote Lecture at a 2-day workshop Exploring Urbanization: Events, Resources, Risks, And Movements at Wageningen University (Netherlands), 18-19 June 2018 . Check out details here! https://www.wur.nl/en/activity/Exploring-Urbanization-Events-Resources-Risks-and-Movements.htm
(2018) “The false equivalence of academic freedom and free speech: Defending academic integrity in the age of white supremacy, colonial nostalgia, and anti-intellectualism” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 17 (2), 228-57.
It can be download from the journal site here
I organized and co-wrote a piece about racism in academia that was signed by a large collective of women of color faculty in the US. Check it out!
Presenting at two panels of the 2018 Polson Symposium on ‘Bridging Science and Policy in the Sustainable Development Era’ at Cornell University that involved participants from various UN agencies, donors, think tanks, and academia, on May 11, 2018. Details here: https://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/research/polson/symposium-2018/event-video/
New article published after many months of delays by the publisher!
Farhana Sultana (2018) “Water justice: why it matters and how to achieve it” Water International DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1458272