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1100+ Academics release letter demanding state legislators divest New York from fossil fuels

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

‘Climate Change, Cities and Violence in the Time of Covid-19: Perspectives from South Asia’

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/1565208Pakistan Tribune: https://tinyurl.com/ycwsdx29

Bingo Cards for Racist Bullsh*t in Academia and STEM

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

Digitising Anti-Racist & Anti-Imperialist Teaching Amidst COVID-19

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_EAn article we wrote related to the event can be found here: https://www.coronatimes.net/digitising-critical-pedagogies-higher-education-covid-19/

Decolonizing Development Education and the Pursuit of Social Justice

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

Princeton Environmental Forum

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

Awarded the 2019 Glenda Laws Award

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

Exploring Urbanization: Events, Resources, Risks, And Movements

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

The false equivalence of academic freedom and free speech

Open-Access article out now! Farhana Sultana (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

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