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Farhana Sultana

Associate Professor of Geography & the Environment; Research Director (Environment), Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC), Syracuse University

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About Farhana

Sultana is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on climate change, water governance, international development and decolonization. Overarching themes in Sultana’s writings include political ecology, environmental justice, citizenship, human rights, and gender relations. Prior to joining Syracuse, she taught at King’s College London and worked at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Author of several dozen publications, Sultana’s recent book is 'Water Politics: Governance, Justice, and the Right to Water.' She serves on advisory boards of non-profits and research programs globally.

In the News

Opinion: "Fossil Fuel Exec Is Slated to Lead COP28. We Must Decolonize Climate Governance.," Farhana Sultana, Truthout, August 2, 2023.
Opinion: "Climate and COVID-19 Crises Both Need Feminism – Here’s Why," Farhana Sultana, The Hill, May 16, 2021.
Guest on The Eco Politics Podcast, March 22, 2021.
Opinion: "The Importance of Learning About Climate Change From the Global South," Farhana Sultana, Dhaka Tribune, March 1, 2021.
Opinion: "Here’s How Scientists Want Biden To Take On Climate Change," Farhana Sultana, Scientific American, November 12, 2020.
Quoted by Ellen Mbuqe in "Maxwell Faculty Member Meets Pope Francis During Vatican Workshop on Water Issues," Syracruse University News, March 21, 2017.