Keynote Speech on “Water Justice” at Imagine What’s Next (NEXT16), General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2016.

Videos of my some of talks can be found here: YouTube Channel

Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican, 2017 [View video of talk under News & Media page]

World Water Day speaker, Tufts University, 2014

Speaking at Harvard University, 2014

Keynote Address at University of Helsinki, 2016

Faculty Convocation Speech, College of Arts & Sciences, Syracuse University, 2012

SELECT RECENT LECTURES, TALKS AND CONFERENCES

Recent Invited Lectures:

2017, Rutgers University, USA: “Politics and Power in Water Governance: Citizenship Struggles of the Urban Poor in the Global South” New Geographical Thought Speaker, New Brunswick, NJ 28 April 2017.

2017, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican City: Keynote Speaker, “The human right to water, gender justice, and sustainable development: Exploring connections and possibilities” International Workshop ‘Human right to water: An interdisciplinary focus and contributions on the central role of public policies in water and sanitation management’ Casina Pio IV, Vatican City, Italy, 23-24 February 2017.

2017, Independent University, Bangladesh: “Social dimensions of climate change – Understanding climate research more comprehensively” International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) Seminar Series, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 February 2017.

2016, Syracuse University, USA: Faculty speaker, Future Professoriate Program (FPP), Geography Department, Maxwell School, Syracuse, NY, 1 December 2016.

2016, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, USA: Keynote Speaker, “Water” Imagine What’s Next (NEXT16), Atlanta, GA, 4-6 November 2016.

2016, State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, USA: “Laboring for Water, Laboring for Life” Gender & The Workplace Panel, The Feinberg Family Fund and The Gender & Women’s Studies Program, Oswego, NY, 26 October 2016.

2016, Syracuse University, USA: Faculty speaker, Geofest 2016, Geography Department, Maxwell School, Syracuse, NY, 22 September 2016.

2016, Pennsylvania State University, USA: “Gender and Water”, Gender, Agriculture and Environment Initiative (GAEI) Inaugural Symposium, College of Agricultural Sciences Office of Research and Graduate Education, State College, PA, 6-7 June 2016.

2016, University of Helsinki, Finland: Keynote Speaker, “Environmental Vulnerabilities in the Globalizing World: How to Adapt and Manage Change?” Helsinki University Centre for Environment HENVI Science Day, 9-11 May 2016.

2015, Turkish Cultural Center, USA: “Understanding the Global Water Crisis”, Syracuse, NY, 19 November 2015.

2015, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA: “Climate Change and Human Rights: Mitigation, Adaptation  and Vulnerable Communities” New Politics of Human Rights, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI,  5-7 November 2015.

2015, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, USA: “Ecology” Prophetic Voice and Making Peace: Theological Reflection on United Methodist Collegiate Ministries, Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse, NY, 10-15 August 2015.

2015, Cornell University, USA – “Water and Citizenship: Politics of Development and Democracy in Water Governance in the Global South” Seminar Series, Development Sociology Department, Ithaca, NY, 10 April 2015

2015, University of Minnesota, USA – “Water Access, Equity and Resilience in the Global South” International Center for the study of Global Change (ICGC) Roudtable, Minneapolis, MN, 3 April 2015.

2015, Syracuse University, USA – “The Right to Water and Water Justice” World Water Week Speaker, Syracuse, NY, 26 March 2015.

2014, Harvard University, USA – From SAARC to Slums: Urban Water Challenges in South Asia, South Asia Institute Annual Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 24-25 April 2014.

2014, Tufts University, USA – World Water Day Keynote Speaker, “Gender, Water and Citizenship: Politics of Development and Democracy in Water Governance in the Global South”, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 11 March 2014.

2013, Middlebury College, USA – “Gendering climate, gendering justice” Research Colloquium, Department of Geography, Program in Environmental Studies, Franklin Environmental Center, & Program on Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Middlebury, VT, 4 October 2013.

2013, Clark University, USA – Keynote Speaker, “Gendering water, earth and sky: Feminist political ecologies of climate change” Nature-Society Geography Workshop, Department of Geography, Worcester, MA, 27 September, 2013

 2013, Vanderbilt University, USA – “Climate change as hydro-social change” Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nashville, TN, 6 September 2013.

2013, Yale University, USA – “The social impacts of changing water patterns”, Water: The Looming Crises, Yale Climate & Energy Institute, New Haven, CT, 4-5 April 2013.

2013, SUNY School of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, USA – “Social and Policy implications of Drinking Water Contamination in Asia”, Cross-Disciplinary Seminar in Hydrological and Biogeochemical Processes, SUNY-ESF, 5 February 2013.

 2012, Harvard University, USA – “Human Right to Water versus Water Rights: Ownership and Rights as Contested and Negotiated Terms”, The Human Rights to Water & Sanitation: From Theory to Practice, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 7-8 December 2012.

2012, University of Oklahoma, USA – “Gender, Water and the Politics of Development: Rethinking Social Justice and Citizenship in the Global South”, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, 17 September 2012.

2012, Faculty Convocation Speaker, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, 13 May 2012.

2012, The Transatlantic Academy, USA – “Climate Change and Water Management: Policy Options for the Future” Climate, Resource Security, and the Struggle for Water and Land, 12 January 2012.

 2011, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA – “Gender in climate change governance and adaptation” Asia Program, 19 September 2011.

2011, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, USA – The Fourth Annual Joan S. Korenman Speaker, “Negotiating Contaminated Identities: Gender, Water, and Development in Altered Waterscapes” Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, 16 March 2011.

2010, University of Bristol, UK –  Keynote Speaker, “Negotiating Rights, Experiencing Development, Managing Water: Gender-Water-Development Nexus in a Changing World” ESRC Workshop on Feminism and Futurity: New Times, New Spaces, Department of Geography, 3 December 2010.

2010, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK – “Contaminated Identities, Polluted Waters, and Disrupted Development” Research Seminar Series, Geography Department, 30 November 2010.

2010, University of Minnesota, USA – Plenary Speaker “Water Struggles in a Changing World” International Research Workshop on Struggling for Water: Dams, Pipes and Urban-Rural Transformations in the Global South, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), 14-15 November 2010.

2010, Syracuse University, USA – “So You Want to Save the World and Make a Difference? Reflections and Advice from My Work Experience at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)” The Transnational NGO Initiative, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, 21 October 2010.

2010, Syracuse University, USA – “Negotiating the Job Market” Nature-Society Geography Workshop, 2 October 2010.

2010, University of Delaware, USA – “Poisoned Waters: The Making and Unmaking of a Public Health Success Story in Bangladesh” Research Seminar Series, Departments of Geography, Geology, Women’s Studies, and Delaware Environment Institute, 23 September 2010.

2010, Syracuse University, USA – “Graduate School from a Professor’s Perspective” Geofest, 16 September 2010.

2010, University of Buffalo, USA – Keynote Speaker, “Gendered Waters: Negotiating and Experiencing the Contradictions of Nature and Society in the Development Process” Gender Across Borders IV: Gender and Globalisms Conference, 2-3 April 2010.

2010, Colgate University, USA – “Watery worlds: Power, politics and socio-ecological transformations in South Asia” Brown Bag Lecture Series, Environmental Studies Program, 5 March 2010.

2010, Syracuse University, USA – “Job Searches in Academia and Beyond” Future Professoriate Program, Geography Department, 18 February 2010.

2009, University of Vermont, USA – “Gender, Participation and Community: Rethinking Development in Contentious Waterscapes” Research Seminar Series, Departments of Geography, Global Studies, and Women’s Studies, 1 December 2009

2009, Cornell University, USA – “Of Purity and Pollution: Watery Geographies of Development in the Bengal Delta” South Asia Program Lecture Series, 2 November 2009.

2009, International Center of Syracuse, USA – “Dammed Rivers, Damned Lives: Water and Politics in South Asia” Global Lecture Series, 16 October 2009.

2009, Syracuse University, USA – “Adapting to Climate Change: Who Pays the Price?” Focus the Nation Teach-in on Climate Change Solutions, 21 April 2009.

2009, Community Folk Art Center of Syracuse, USA – “Brick Lane: A Transnational Feminist Critique” Film critique and discussion, 14 March 2009.

2008, Syracuse University, USA – “Shared Waters, Divided Peoples: Water, Conflict and Socio-ecological Transformations in South Asia” Conversations in Conflict Studies Series, Program for the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC), Maxwell School, 5 November 2008.

2008, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey – “Transboundary River Disputes and Implications for Sustainable Development: The Case of the Ganges River in South Asia” Seminar Series, Department of International Relations, 5 May 2008.

2008, Action Against Hunger, UK – “Water and HIV: Working for Positive Solutions” World Water Day Seminar, King’s College London, 19 March 2008.

2007, Tropical Agriculture Association, UK – “Social Dynamics of Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water: Issues for Policymakers” Arsenic Seminar, 24 October 2007.

2007, Royal Geographical Society, UK – Invited Plenary Speaker, “Sustainability: A Post-Mortem?” Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, UK, 31 August 2007.

2007, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh – “Development and Wellbeing” Discussion Seminar, Department of Sociology, 7 July 2007.

2006, University of Manchester, UK – “Political Ecology of Water: Gender, Arsenic, and Development in Bangladesh” Research Seminar Series, Department of Geography, 10 May 2006.

2006, University of Oxford, UK – “Watery Discourses: Community and Participation in Water Resources Management” Research Seminar Series, Oxford Centre for Water Research, 26 April 2006.

2005, Rotary International, Bangladesh – “Water and Development” Speaker Series, Rotary Club of Dhaka Central, 14 June 2005.

2002, University of Minnesota, USA – “Working in the Field: Perspectives from Managing the Largest Environment Program of UNDP in Bangladesh” Macarthur Brown Bag Research Seminar Series, 21 February 2002.

1998, University of Minnesota, USA – “Shrimp and Sustainability: Social and Ecological Impacts of the Shrimp Aquaculture Industry in Bangladesh” Coffee Hour Research Seminar Series, Department of Geography, 21 April 1998.

Select Leadership Roles in Organizing Conferences, Sessions and Workshops:

2017, Co-organizer of Discussion Panel on ‘Building an Inclusive Professional Community’ Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, 5-9 April, 2017.

2016, Lead Organizer of Conference on Building Community Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change across Sites, Groups and Scales, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 22 April, 2016.

2016, Co-organizer and Chair of Discussion Panel on ‘Emotional Political Ecologies’ Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March – 2 April, 2016

2015, Organizer and Chair of Discussion Panel on ‘Development Geographies: Looking Forward’ Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015

2014, Organizer and Chair of Discussion Panel on ‘Development Geographies: Scales, Directions, Visions’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014

2013, Co-organizer of workshop on “Islam in the Academy: Confronting Orientalism”, Democratizing Knowledge Collective, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 19 April 2013. (with Dana Olwan)

2013, Lead Co-organizer of Discussion Panel on “The Right to Water: Theories and Practices” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013.

2011, Co-organizer and Chair of Two Discussion Panels on “Climate Change and Development: Intersections, Contradictions, Opportunities” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011.

2011, Co-organizer of Conference “Water in South Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment”, Cornell University, 8 April 2011.

2010, Organizer and Chair of two-day international conference “The Right to Water“, Syracuse University, 29-30 March 2010.

2010, Co-organizing and Chair of two Paper Sessions on “Gender and Climate Change” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C., USA, 14-18 April 2010.

2010, Organizer and Moderator of Discussion Sessions with Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Grameen Bank founder) on “Creating a World without Poverty”, Syracuse University, 23 February, 2010.

2009, Organizer and Chair of two Paper Sessions on “Water, Power and Politics in South Asia” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, 22-27 March 2009.

2009, Organizer and Presenter at Film Screening and Discussion Session for “Climate change and Bangladesh: Who will pay?” Department of Geography, Syracuse University, USA, 27 January 2009.

2008, Co-organizer and Co-chair of three Paper Sessions and one Discussion Panel on “Water and Development: A Fluid Relationship” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, 15 – 19 April 2008.

2007, Co-organizer and Co-chair of two Paper sessions and one Discussion Panel on “Global Perspectives on Gender-Water Geographies” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 17 – 23 April 2007.

2007, Co-organizer and Co-chair of five Paper Sessions and one Discussion Panel on “Socio-ecological Nature of Water” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 17 – 23 April 2007.

2006, Organizer of Discussion Panel on “Gender and Water” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 7 – 11 March 2006.

2006, Co-convener and Co-chair of two Paper Sessions on “Participatory Ethics for Human Geography” Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, 31 August – 2 September 2006.

2005, Chair and Organizer of Paper Session on “Gendered geographies of water: Trends and challenges” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, 4 – 9 April 2005.

2002, Co-organizer of Workshop Rio Plus Ten: Environment, Development, and Security, University of Minnesota, 5 – 6 April 2002.

2002, Chair and Organizer of Panel on “Water and Security” Rio Plus Ten: Environment, Development, and Security Workshop at the University of Minnesota, 5 – 6 April 2002.

Select Conference Presentations and Participation:

2017, Invited Panelist: “Strategy Session: Teaching Against the Global Turn to the Right” Feminist Geography 2017: Insides and Outsides of Feminism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, May 18-20, 2017.

2017, Panelist: “The International Year of Global Understanding” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, 5-9 April 2017.

2017, Invited Discussant: “New/Critical Approaches to Water and Food Security” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, 5-9 April 2017.

2017, Invited Panelist: “Quiet Social Movements & Everyday Life in the urban global South: Towards New Geographies of Social Change” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, 5-9 April 2017.

2016, Invited Moderator: Environmental Grantmakers Association Winter Briefing, Miami, FL, 1-2 March 2016.

2016, Invited Panelist: “Critical Environmental Governance: Politics and Power in the Material World” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March-2 April, 2016.

2016, Invited Panelist: “Fieldwork and Qualitative Research in Geography” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March-2 April, 2016.

2016, Chair and Discussant: “How to make the AAG more diverse” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March-2 April, 2016.

2015, Invited Panelist: “A Political Ecology of Women, Water, and Global Environmental Change: a panel-audience discussion of current contributions to feminist environmental research” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015

2015, Invited Panelist: “International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015

2015, Invited Panelist: “Questioning geography’s ‘healthy subject’: Cultivating an Ethic of Wellness in Geography” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015

2015, Invited Panelist: “Presumed Incompetent: A Conversation on Navigating Academia” Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 25 March 2015.

2014, Invited Panelist: “Gendering a Sustainable Future: Water, Conflict and Climate Change” United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (UN WWAP), Colombella, Italy, 10-11 June 2014.

2014, Panelist: Panel session on ‘Engaging Feminist Pedagogy: Gendered Spaces In/Outside the Classroom’ Feminist Geography: Who we are, what we do, why we do it. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, 15-18 May, 2014.

2014, Panelist: Panel session on ‘Importing or creating theories: Doing feminist geography in ‘other’ places’ Feminist Geography: Who we are, what we do, why we do it. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, 15-18 May, 2014.

2014, Invited Commentator and Panelist: The Public Shareholder: The ethics, regulation, and risk of public utility commercialization, Université de Montréal, Canada, 2-4 May, 2014.

2014, Invited Panelist: Panel session of the ‘Dialogues in Human Geography Annual Forum’, Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014.

2014, Panelist: Panel session on ‘Feminist Pedagogies’ Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014.

 2014, Paper presented:  “Public Water and Citizenship: Imbrications of Belonging and Democracy in The Right to Water” Paper session on ‘New Water Resources Geographies?’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014.

2013, Panelist: Workshop on “Islam in the Academy: Confronting Orientalism”, Democratizing Knowledge Collective, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 19 April 2013.

2013, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on “Development Geography: Can Critical Perspectives Exist in Policy and Implementation?” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013.

2013, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on ‘Teaching Political Ecology’ Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013.

2013, Chair and Panelist: Panel Session on ‘The Right to Water: Theories and Practices’ Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013.

2013, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on ‘How We Got Here; Where We’re Headed’ International Women’s Day Workshop, International Relations Program, Syracuse University, 4 March 2013.

2013, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on ‘Lessons from Sandy: Are we Ready for More Climate Disruption?’, Sustainability Education Teach-In, Syracuse University, 28 February 2013.

 2012, Invited Participant: Workshop on ‘Democratizing Knowledge Project: Developing Literacies, Building Communities, Seeding Change’, Syracuse University, 3-4 November 2012.

2012, Invited Participant: Workshop on ‘Urban Natures’, Rutgers University, 5-6 October, 2012.

2011, Paper Presented: “Water, Vulnerability, and the Politics of Adaptation: Gendered Realities of Climate Change in South Asia” at ‘Water, Waves, and Weather: Climate Change and the Future of South Asia’ Conference of the American Overseas Research Centers hosted by American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17-21 July 2011.

2011, Invited Chair: Two Paper sessions on ‘(Re)constructing Climate Change: Insights from Critical and Feminist Science Studies’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011.

2011, Invited Discussant: Author-meets-Critics Session of Karen Bakker’s book “Privatizing Water” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011.

2011, Invited Discussant: Author-meets-Critics Session of Jamie Linton’s book “What is Water?” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011.

2011, Panelist: Panel Session on ‘Climate Change and Development: Intersections, Contradictions, Opportunities’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, USA, 12-16 April 2011.

2010, Invited Discussant: Paper session on ‘Dams, Science, and the Law’ at international conference Experiments on Rivers: The Consequences of Dams, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota, 11-12 November 2010.

2010, Invited Panelist: Panel Session on ‘Gender and Environment: Critical Tradition and New Challenges’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C., USA, 14-18 April 2010.

2010, Invited Discussant: Paper Session on ‘Green Development? Revisiting Environment and Food Systems’ Development Geographies Pre-Conference, Washington D.C., USA, 13 April 2010.

2010, Paper Presented: “Gender, climate change and the politics of adaptation” Session on ‘Gender and climate change’ at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C., USA, 14-18 April 2010.

2010, Invited Panelist, Session on ‘Gender and Environment: Critical Tradition and New Challenges’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C., USA, 14-18 April 2010

2009, Paper Presented: “Gendering climate change: Debates from South Asia” MaGrann Conference on Climate Change in South Asia: Governance, Equity and Social Justice, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, 16-17 April 2009.

2009, Paper Presented: “Of Purity and pollution: Negotiating socio-spatial-ecological-embodied subjectivities in contaminated waterscapes” Session on ‘Water, power and politics in South Asia’ at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, 22-27 March 2009

2009, Invited panelist, Session on ‘Democratizing Water Technologies’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, 22-27 March 2009

2008, Paper Presented: “Poisoning the Well of Development? Arsenic, Accountability and (Un)anticipated Development in Bangladesh” Conference on Re-Engaging Development in a Post- Development Era? by the Developing Areas Specialty Group, Clark University, 13 – 14 April 2008.

2008, Panelist, ‘Water and Development: A Fluid Relationship?’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, 15 – 19 April 2008.

2008, Paper Presented: “Fluid Lives: Gender, Subjectivity and Water Management” Session on ‘Advancing Environmentality: the Materiality of the Environmental Subject’ at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, 15 – 19 April 2008.

2007, Invited Plenary Speaker, “Sustainability: A Post-Mortem?” Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, 31 August – 2 September 2007.

2007, Paper Presented: “‘Sorry, I can’t give you money’: Positionality, Reflexivity, and Ethics of Fieldwork in Third World Contexts.” Session on ‘Giving Back: Ideas for mutually beneficial research’ at Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, 31 August – 2 September 2007.

2007, Paper Presented: “Suffering for water, Suffering from water: Gendered and Classed Dimensions of Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh” Session on ‘Arsenic in the Natural Environment: The Geography of a Global Problem’ at Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, 31 August – 2 September 2007.

2007, Invited Chair, Session on “Wellbeing, Relatedness, and Collective Action” Wellbeing in International Development Conference, University of Bath, 28 – 30 June 2007.

2007, Invited Panelist, “People of Color Negotiate the Academy (Part II): Women of Color Geographers and the Crisis of Under-representation” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 17 – 23 April 2007.

2007, Paper Presented: “Watery Discourses: Participation and Community in Water Resources Management” Session on ‘Global Perspectives on Gender-Water Geographies’ at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 17 – 23 April 2007.

2007, Panelist, “The Matter of Water: Water, Materialities, and Development” at the session ‘Socio-ecological Nature of Water I’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 17 – 23 April 2007.

2006, Panelist, “Feminist Political Ecology of Water – Wither Geography?” at the session ‘Gender and Water’ Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 7 – 11 March 2006.

2006, Paper Presented: “Gendering Natural Hazards Research: A Feminist Analysis of the Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Bangladesh” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 7 – 11 March 2006. [Winner of the 2006 Kasperson Student Paper Award of the Hazards Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers]

2005, Paper Presented: “Women, Water, Welfare: Debating Development and Water resources management in Bangladesh” Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, 31 August – 2 September 2005.

2005, Invited Panelist, “Discourses of Participation and the Development Industry” at the session ‘Participatory Geographies’ Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society & Institute of British Geographers, London, 31 August – 2 September 2005.

2005, Paper Presented: “Drops of life, Drops of death: Gendered Geographies of a Drinking Water crisis in Bangladesh” Session on ‘Gendered geographies of water: trends and challenges’ at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, 4 – 9 April 2005.

2005, Paper Presented: “Sociology of an Escalating Disaster: Gender, Water and Arsenic in Bangladesh” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 31 March – 3 April 2005.

2004, Paper Presented: “Gendered Waters, Poisoned Wells: Understanding the Social Geographies of the Drinking Water Crisis from Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh” MacArthur Consortium Workshop Gender in an International Context, University of Minnesota, 16 – 17 April 2004.

2004, Paper Presented: “Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink: Analyzing the Drinking Water Crisis in Bangladesh” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA, 15 – 19 March 2004. [Winner of the 2004 Best Student Paper Award of the Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers]

2003, Paper Presented: “Managing Water for Sustainable Development: The Importance of Gender, Class and Environment in National Water Policies in Bangladesh” MacArthur Consortium Workshop Gender in an International Context, University of Minnesota, 11– 12 April 2003.

2002, Paper Presented: “Political Ecology of the Ganges River: High Modernism, River Politics, and the Farakka Barrage” Annual Meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 17– 19 October 2002.

2002, Paper Presented: “Water Resources, Water Security and the ‘Rio Plus Ten’ Process: An Overview” Session on ‘Water and Security’ at the Rio Plus Ten: Environment, Development, and Security Workshop, University of Minnesota, 5 – 6 April 2002.

2002, Paper Presented: “The Farakka Barrage and the Ganges River Dispute: High Modernism, River Politics and Socio-ecological Implications” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 18 – 23 March 2002.

2000, Paper Presented: “Water Allocation and Gender – An Analysis from Bangladesh” Berkeley Water Working Group Speaker Series, University of California – Berkeley, 4 May 2000. (with Ben Crow)

2000, Paper Presented: “Water Concerns in Rural Bangladesh: A Gendered Perspective” 26th Annual Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 5 – 9 November 2000.

2000, Paper Presented: “Water Resources and Gender: Unspoken Realities and Unfolding Crisis in Bangladesh” First International Conference on Bangladesh Environment, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 – 15 January 2000.