Outreach and Service

I invest a considerable amount of time and energy on outreach and service to the international community, the broader academic community, my discipline and profession, my university, and my department. These range from serving on committees and boards, working with organizations and institutions globally, carrying out peer reviews, and other forms of scholar-activism. These are integral to my feminist praxis.


 IYGU AAG 2016

Services to the Discipline and Profession

Peer Reviewer of Proposals and Publications for Research Bodies & Grant Institutions:

National Science Foundation (NSF), USA [CAREER, Regular, and DDRI Grants]

National Geographic Society (NGS), USA

Fulbright Fund, Department of State, USA

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), USA

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada

Jacques May Thesis Prize, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG), USA

CRDF Global (USA)

Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK

Leverhulme Trust, UK 

Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA), UK

Netherlands Foundation for Science for Global Development (WOTRO), Netherlands

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland

International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka

Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN), Bangladesh

External Reviewer for Promotion:

University of Kwazulu-Natal, School of Built Environment& Development Studies, 2019 (declined)

University of Vermont, Department of Geography, 2018 (declined)

University of Oklahoma, Department of Geography, 2017 (declined)

Clark University, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE), 2015

Vanderbilt University, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, 2013 (declined)

Editorial Activities:

Editorial Boards of International Journals:

Dialogues in Human Geography

ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies

Gender, Place and Culture

The Geographical Journal

Climate and Development

World Development Perspectives

Editorial Roles in International Journals:

Sultana, F. and B. Mullings (Under Review), Invited Guest Editor for Special Issue on ‘Scholars and Academic Freedom Under Threat’ in Gender, Place and Culture

Sultana, F. 2014, Invited guest editor for the journal SAGE Open

Budds, J. and F. Sultana, 2013, Guest Editor for Special Issue on ‘Exploring Political Ecologies of Water and Development’ in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space [Special Issue contains 5 peer-reviewed articles]

O’Reilly, K., S. Halvorson, F. Sultana, and N. Laurie, 2009, Guest Editor for Special Issue on ‘Gender Geographies of Water’ in Gender, Place, and Culture [Special Issue contains 6 peer-reviewed articles]

Cahill, C., F. Sultana, and R. Pain, 2007, Guest Editor for Special Issue on ‘Participatory Ethics’ in ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. [Special Issue contains 10 peer-reviewed articles]

Peer Reviewer of Manuscripts for International Journals:

ACME; Annals of the Association of American Geographers; Antipode; Applied Geography; Area; City, Culture and Society; Climate and Development; Cultural Anthropology; Development and Change; Emotion, Space and Society; Environment and Planning A; Environment and Planning C; Environment and Planning D: Space & Society; Environment and Society; Environmental Conservation; Environmental Hazards; Feminist Economics; Geoforum; Geografiska Annaler B; Geography Compass; Geographical Review; GeoJournal; Gender, Place and Culture; Global Environmental Change; International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction; International Journal of Public Administration; International Journal of River Basin Management; International Journal of Urban and Regional Research; Journal of Geography and Regional Planning; Journal of International Development; Landscape and Urban Planning; Oxford Development Studies; Political and Legal Anthropology Review; Progress in Human Geography; Progress in Development Studies; Sage Open; Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography; Society and Natural Resources; Sociological Research Online; The Geographical Journal; The Professional Geographer; Third World Quarterly; Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers; Urban Geography; Water Alternatives; Water Research; Weather, Climate and Society; Women’s Studies International Forum

Book Manuscript Reviewer for Publishers:

Berghahn Books; Bloomsbury; Earthscan; Guilford Press; Polity Press; Routledge Publications; Rowman and Littlefield; Sage Publications; Scholastic Books; University of British Columbia Press; University of Minnesota Press; Yale University Press

Leadership Roles in Research & Professional Organizations:

Advisor, Rowan Institute (2019-present)

Senior Personnel, Building a Community of Practice for Household Water Insecurity (HWISE), NSF Grant (2018-2021)

Scientific Panel Member, United Nations International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU), International Geographical Union (IGU) (2011-2017)

Member, Validation Committee, Katerva Awards (2014-present)

Member, National Screening Committee, US Fulbright Program, Department of State (2013-2014)

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

Chair, Development Geographies Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers (2013-2015)

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

Director, Development Geographies Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers (2009-2011)

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)

Services to the University and Department:

Syracuse University, USA:

Undergraduate Committee, Geography Department (2018-2021)

Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflicts and Collaboration (PARCC), Maxwell School (2106-present)

Faculty Advisor, Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG), Geography Department (2015-present)

Faculty Leader, Climate Change Working Group, PARCC, Maxwell School (2014-present)

Advisory Board, South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs (2012-2013)

EnvGeo Listserv creator and moderator, Geography Department (Spring 2010-present)

Affiliate Faculty Member of various programs/departments (2008 – present)

Member, Democratizing Knowledge Collective (2010-present)

Member, Steering Committee for the 100th Anniversary of the Maxwell School, Maxwell School (2014)

Member, Organizing Committee for International Women’s Day, International Relations Program (2014)

Maxwell Faculty Council, Maxwell School (2012-2013)

Maxwell Dean Search Committee, Maxwell School (2010-2011) [Appointed as the junior faculty member]

Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee, Department of Geography (2008-2011)

Member, Executive Education Program Project for India, Maxwell School (2009-2010)

Member, Clean Water Initiative Task Force, College of Arts and Sciences (2010)

University Lecture event planning and hosting (Maude Barlow), Vice-Chancellor’s Office (2011)

University Lecture event planning and hosting (Muhammad Yunus), Vice-Chancellor’s Office (2010)

Research Presentation, Faculty Colloquium Series (Fall 2009)

Faculty Welcome Caller, College of Arts and Sciences (Summer 2009)

Discussion Leader, Focus the Nation Teach-In (Spring 2009)

King’s College London, UK:

Masters Admissions Tutor, Department of Geography (2007-2008)

Study Abroad Coordinator/International Student Advisor, Department of Geography (2006-2008)

Member, Environment, Politics and Development (EPD) Research Group (2006-2008)

Member, Hazards and Risks Research Group (2007-2008)

Seminar Coordinator, EPD Research Group (2006-2008)

Webpage Manager, EPD Research Group (2006-2008)

Participant, RAE (Research Assessment Exercise of the UK Higher Education Board) (2007-2008)

University of Manchester, UK:

Member, Society and Environment Research Group (SERG) (2005-2006)

University of Minnesota, USA:

Selection Committee Member, Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals (2004)

Mentor, MacArthur Program (2003-2004)

Member, Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) (2002-2007)

Departmental Representative, Grievance and Harassment Committee (2001-2002, 2003-2004)

Departmental Representative, Council of Graduate Students (1996-1998)

Princeton University, USA:

Member, Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee (USA) (1997-2004, 2009-present)

Board Member, Princeton Association of Great Britain (UK) (2006-2008)

Member, Board of Directors, IvyPlus Network (USA) (2002-2004)

Task Force Leader, Princeton Environmental Reform Committee (1994-1995)

President, Vice-President, Consortium of International Student Center Organizations (1994-1996)

High School Mentor, Student Volunteers Council (1994-1996)

Tutor, Princeton University Tutors (1991-1995)

Services to the International Community & Outreach Activities:

Member, WaTeRS, Water-related Training and Research in the South (2014-2016)

Member, Climate Adaptation Working Group, Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (2009-2011)

Member, Coordinating Committee, Bangladesh Environment Network (2009-present)

Advisor, Climate Change Panel, Bangladesh Environment Network (2009-present)

Advisor, Water Resources Panel, Bangladesh Environment Network (2009-present)

Advisory Committee Member, Gender and Water Alliance Bangladesh (2007-present)

Advisor, Climate Change Awareness Campaign, Drishtipat (Human Rights in Bangladesh), UK (2008-2009)

Advisor, Open University Documentary Film Production on Air Pollution, UK (2008)

Advisor, Open University Documentary Film Production on Climate Change, UK (2008) [2nd Prize Winner, World Bank International Film Competition, 2009]

Membership in Academic/Professional Associations:

American Association of Geographers (AAG); Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (RGS/IBG); Municipal Services Project (MSP); Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN); International Gender and Water Alliance (GWA); International Gender and Disasters Network (GDN); Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WED); Future of Minority Studies (FMS); 500 Women Scientists

Professional Development and Training:

Content Management System, Website Maintenance Training, ICT, Syracuse University, USA (2009)

Content Management System, Website Maintenance Training Course, King’s College London, UK (2006)

Preparing Future Faculty Retreat, Teaching & Learning Services, University of Minnesota, USA (2005)

Graduate Student Professional Development Course, University of Minnesota, USA (2004)

Teaching Assistantship Training Program, University of Minnesota, USA (2002, 2003)

United Nations Development Assistance Framework, UNDP, Bangladesh (2000)

Financial Information Management Systems, UNDP, Bangladesh (1999)

Gender Mainstreaming, UNDP & UNICEF, Bangladesh (1998)