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

"Climate and COVID-19 Crises Both Need Feminism – Here’s Why," Farhana Sultana, Opinion, The Hill, May 16, 2021.
Guest to discuss human right to water and sanitation, the ways in which water is a cross-cutting, multisectoral entity, and how governance of water, and further, privatization, is complicated, and can often be detrimental, to ensuring our rights to water on The Eco Politics Podcast, Farhana Sultana, March 22, 2021.
"The Importance of Learning About Climate Change From the Global South," Farhana Sultana, Dhaka Tribune, March 1, 2021.
"Here’s How Scientists Want Biden To Take On Climate Change," Farhana Sultana, Climate, Scientific American, November 12, 2020.
Farhana Sultana quoted on focusing on linking the human rights to water to gender rights and stressing the importance of raising awareness and education on these issues, as water affects all aspects of societal development and environmental sustainability by Ellen Mbuqe, "Maxwell Faculty Member Meets Pope Francis During Vatican Workshop on Water Issues" Syracruse University News, March 21, 2017.