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Authored Books

Sultana, Farhana (Under Contract) Development Geographies: A Critical Introduction Invited Textbook for Wiley-Blackwell: UK.

Edited Books

Jackson, Peter, Walter Spiess and Farhana Sultana. 2017, Eating, Drinking: Surviving.  Springer: Netherlands.

[This Open Access book contains 11 chapters written by 13 academics, and a Foreword by Benno Werlen. The book is part of the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) series. Further information is available at the publisher’s website: Eating, Drinking: Surviving ]

Sultana, Farhana and Alex Loftus, 2012, The Right to Water: Politics, Governance and Social Struggles. Earthscan Water Text Series, Routledge: London and New York. (View Table Of Contents)

[This book contains 15 chapters written by 21 academics & practitioners, and a Foreword by Maude Barlow. Further information about the book is available at the publisher’s website: The Right to Water ]

At the request of publishers, the book has been translated into two other languages:

Polish version (2012): Prawo do wody. W perspektywie politycznej, gospodarczej i społecznej. Published by Polish Humanitarian Action, Warsaw, Poland. Also available at:

Spanish version (2014): El Derecho Al Agua: Economia, politicia y movimientos sociales. Published by Editorial Trillas S.A. de C.V., Mexico.

Book Reviews:

John Agnew in Antipode:

Lee Godden in Journal of Human Rights and the Environment: (open PDF)

Kate Berry in AAG Review of Books: (open PDF)

Michael van der Valk in H2O (in Dutch):

Álvaro Francisco Morote Seguido in Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica (in Spanish):

Rory Padfield in Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development:

Manuel Prieto in Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography: (open PDF)

Guest Editor of Special Issues of International Journals

2014, Invited guest editor for journal SAGE Open

2013, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Special Issue on ‘Exploring Political Ecologies of Water and Development’ (with Jessica Budds) [Special Issue contains 5 peer-reviewed articles]

2009, Gender, Place, and Culture Special Issue on ‘Gender Geographies of Water’ (with Kathleen O’Reilly, Nina Laurie, and Sarah Halvorson). [Special Issue contains 4 peer-reviewed articles]

2007, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies Special Issue on ‘Participatory Ethics’ (with Caitlin Cahill and Rachel Pain). [Special Issue contains 10 peer-reviewed articles]

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Entries

Sultana, Farhana (Under Revision) “Claiming Water, Constructing Citizenship, Gendering the City: The Fluidity of Urban Citizenship in the Global South” Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Sultana, Farhana (Forthcoming) “Water Justice: Why it Matters and How to Achieve it” Water International

Sultana, Farhana (Forthcoming) “Gender and Water in a Changing Climate: Challenges and Prospects” Water Security Across the Gender Divide, Christiane Fröhlich, Giovanna Gioli, Roger Cremades and Henri Myrttinen (Eds.) Springer: The Netherlands.

Sultana, Farhana 2017 “Reflexivity” The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Douglas Richardson  et al. (Eds.),Wiley-Blackwell and the Association of American Geographers. Pp. 105. (Open PDF)

Jackson, Peter, Walter Spiess and Farhana Sultana 2017, “Introduction: Understanding the Complexities of Eating, Drinking, and Surviving” in Eating, Drinking: Surviving. Springer: Netherlands. Pp. 1-12. (Open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2016, “Breaking the Silence: A Feminist Call to Action” Canadian Geographer 60(2): 192–204 (with Linda Peake, Beverley Mullings, Kate Parizou, Alison Mountz, Roberta Hawkins, and Laura Shillington). (Open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana , Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Sarah Miraglia 2016 “Gender Equity, Citizenship, and Public Water in Bangladesh” Making Public in a Privatized World, David McDonald (Ed.) Zed Books, UK. Pp. 149-164. (Open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2016 “Governance Failures in Neoliberal Times” Invited Book Review Essay in Edited Symposium on ‘Privatizing Water’, Karen Bakker, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Vol. 39, No. 5. (Open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2015, “Justice” Companion to Political Geography, Second Edition, John Agnew, Virginie Mamadouh, and Anna Secor and Joanne Sharp (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell, UK. Pp. 127-140. (Open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2015, “Emotional Political Ecology” The International Handbook of Political Ecology, Raymond Bryant (Ed.), Edward Elgar Publishing, UK. Pp. 633-645. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana and Alex Loftus, 2015, “The Human Right to Water: Critiques and Conditions of Possibility” WIREs Water Vol. 2, No. 2, Pp. 97-105.  (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2015, “Rethinking Community and Participation in Water Governance” The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development, Anne Coles, Leslie Gray and Janet Momsen (Eds.), Routledge, London. Pp. 261-272. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2014, “By Whose Words Shall We Know, and to What End? Genealogies and its Others in Geography” Dialogues in Human Geography Vol. 4, No. 3. Pp. 335-338. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2014. “Doing Development as a Critical Development Scholar” Third World Quarterly Vol. 35, No. 3, Pp. 516-519. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2014, “The Right to Water” In Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices, Debra Rowe (Ed.), Macmillan References USA, Detroit, Pp. 668-670. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2014, “Gendering Climate Change: Geographical Insights” The Professional Geographer Vol. 66, No. 3, Pp. 372-381 (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana, Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Sarah Miraglia 2013, “Gender justice and public water for all: Insights from Dhaka, Bangladesh” Municipal Services Project (MSP) Occasional Paper No. 18. Pp. 1-24.  Available at: (open Site)

Budds, Jessica and Farhana Sultana, 2013 “Exploring Political Ecologies of Water and Development” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Vol. 30, Issue 2, Pp. 275 – 279. (open PDF) 

Sultana, Farhana 2013, “Water, Technology, and Development: Transformations of Development Technonatures in Changing Waterscapes” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Vol. 30, Issue 2, Pp. 337 – 353. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2012, “Producing Contaminated Citizens: Towards a Nature-Society Geography of Health and Wellbeing” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Vol. 102, Issue 5, Pp 1165-1172. (open PDF)

Reprinted in:
Sultana, Farhana 2014,  Geographies of Health, Disease and Well-being: Recent Advances in Theory and Method Mei-Po Kwan (Ed.).Routledge: NY.

Sultana, Farhana and Alex Loftus, 2012, “The Right to Water: Prospects and Possibilities” in The Right to Water: Politics, Governance and Social Struggles, Earthscan Water Text Series, Routledge: London and NY, Pp. 1-18.

Sultana, Farhana 2012, “Water, Culture and Gender: An Analysis from Bangladesh” In Water, Cultural Diversity & Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? B. R. Johnston (Ed) Springer: Netherlands, Pp. 237-252. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2011, “Spaces of Power, Places of Hardship: Rethinking Spaces and Places through a Gendered Geography of Water” In Gendered Geographies: Interrogating Space and Place in South Asia, S. Raju (Ed.) Oxford University Press: Delhi, Pp. 293-306. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2011,“Suffering for Water, Suffering from Water: Emotional Geographies of Resource Access, Control and Conflict” Geoforum Vol. 42, Issue 2, Pp. 163-172. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana  2011,“Gender and Environment: Critical Tradition and New Challenges” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Vol. 29, Issue 2, Pp. 237-253 (with Roberta Hawkins, Diana Odeja, and others). (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana  2010,  “Living in Hazardous Waterscapes: Gendered Vulnerabilities and Experiences of Floods and Disasters” Environmental Hazards Vol. 9, Issue 1, Pp. 43-53. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2009, “Community and Participation in Water Resources Management: Gendering and Naturing Development Debates from Bangladesh” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Vol. 34, Issue 3, Pp. 346-363. (Open PDF )

O’Reilly, Kathleen, Sarah Halvorson, Farhana Sultana and Nina Laurie 2009, “Introduction: Global Perspectives on Gender-Water Geographies” Gender, Place, and Culture Vol 16, No. 4, Pp. 381-385. (Open PDF )

Sultana, Farhana 2009, “Fluid Lives: Subjectivity, Gender and Water Management in Bangladesh” Gender, Place, and Culture Vol 16, No. 4, Pp. 427-444. (Open PDF )

Sultana, Farhana 2008, “The New Development Management: A Review” Invited Book Review of ‘The New Development Management’, Sadvi Dar and Bill Cooke (Eds.) 2008, Zed Books, London, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy Vol. 26, Issue 5, Pp. 1043-1044.

Cahill, Caitlin, Farhana Sultana , and Rachel Pain 2007, “Participatory Ethics: Politics, Practices, Institutions” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies Vol. 6, Issue 3, Pp. 304 – 318.  (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2007, “Reflexivity, Positionality and Participatory Ethics: Negotiating Fieldwork Dilemmas in International Research” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies Vol. 6, Issue 3, Pp. 374 – 385. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2007. “Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink: Pani Politics (water politics) in Rural Bangladesh” International Feminist Journal of Politics Vol. 9, Issue 4, Pp. 494-502. (Open PDF )

Sultana, Farhana 2007, Four Entries: “Arsenic”, “Water Quality”, “Monsoon”, “Bangladesh” In Encyclopaedia of Environment and Society, P. Robbins (Ed.) Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA. (open PDF)

Sultana, Farhana 2006, “Gendered Waters, Poisoned Wells: Political Ecology of the Arsenic Crisis in Bangladesh” In Fluid bonds: Views on Gender and Water, K. Lahiri-Dutt (Ed.) Stree Publishers: India. Pp. 362-386. (Open PDF)

At the requests from editors, this chapter has been reprinted in two further books:
Sultana, Farhana 2008, Gender and Development: Critical Concepts in Development Studies, Janet Momsen (Ed.), Ch 43, Vol. III, Routledge, London, Pp. 173-196.
Sultana, Farhana 2012, Diverting the Flow: Gender Equity and Water in South Asia, Margreet Zwarteveen, Sara Ahmed and Suman Gautam (Eds.), Zubaan Publications, Delhi, Pp. 240-272

Sultana, Farhana 2004. “Engendering a catastrophe: A gendered Analysis of India’s river-linking project” In Regional Cooperation on Transboundary Rivers: Impact of the Indian River-linking Project. Eds. M.F. Ahmed, Q.K. Ahmad, and M. Khalequzzaman, pp. 288-305. Dhaka: BAPA Press. (Open PDF)

Crow, Ben and Farhana Sultana  2002. “Gender, class and access to water: Three cases in a poor and crowded delta” Society and Natural Resources 15(8): 709-724. (open PDF)

At the request from the editor, this article has been reprinted in the book:
Crow, Ben and Farhana Sultana , 2011, The Geopolitics of Natural Resources, D. Feldman (Ed.) Edward Elgar: London. Pp. 311 – 326.

Sultana, Farhana. 2002. Irrigation Impacts: An Annotated Bibliography. Comprehensive Assessment Program on Irrigation Impacts. International Water Management Institute (IWMI): Colombo, Sri Lanka. 79pp.

Sultana, Farhana and Crow, B. 2001. “Water concerns in rural Bangladesh: A gendered perspective” In Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Challenges of the Millennium, ed. J. Pickford, pp. 416-419. UK: Loughborough University Press. (open PDF)

Crow, Ben and Farhana Sultana  2000. “Water resources and gender: Unspoken realities and unfolding crisis in Bangladesh” In Bangladesh Environment 2000, ed. M. F. Ahmed, pp. 549-574. Dhaka: BAPA Press.

Refereed Policy Studies & Research Reports

Sultana, Farhana 2012, Gender Research in Coastal Polders of Bangladesh. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sultana, Farhana 2011, “Drinking Water” Brochure of International Geographical Union for United Nations International Year of Global Understanding (with Olivier Graefe)

Sultana, Farhana 2007, “Social Dynamics of Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water: Issues for Policymakers” Tropical Agriculture Association Newsletter, Vol. 27, No. 4, Pp. 12-13.

Sultana, Farhana 2006, “Gender Concerns in Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh: Trends and Challenges” In Selected Papers on the Social Aspects of Arsenic and Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh, Guy Howard (Ed.), Arsenic Policy Support Unit (APSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Pp. 53-84.

Sultana, Farhana 2005, Gender Concerns in Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh: Trends and Challenges. Commissioned Report submitted to Department for International Development (DFID), UK, and the Arsenic Policy Support Unit, Department of Public Health Engineering, Government of Bangladesh.

Sultana, Farhana 2004, Irrigation Impacts Assessment: An Annotated Bibliography of Published Literature on Methods and Findings. International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka. (with Madhusudan Bhattarai)

Sultana, Farhana 2002, Irrigation Impacts: An Annotated Bibliography. Comprehensive Assessment Program on Irrigation Impacts, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sultana, Farhana 2000, “Water and Sanitation” and “Healthy Physical Environment” In The Common Country Assessment of the United Nations in Bangladesh, University Press Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sultana, Farhana 1997, “Novel Development Strategies in the Third World” ISEES Research Paper, Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability (ISEES), University of Minnesota (with Anne Kapuscinski)

Sultana, Farhana 1995, “Academic Opportunities” In Environmental Audit of Princeton University. Princeton Environmental Reform Committee, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. (with Marlene Hass, Amy Marr, and Mike Sze)

Academic Dissertations and Theses

Sultana, Farhana 2007. “Suffering for Water, Suffering from Water: Political Ecologies of Arsenic, Water and Development in Bangladesh” Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, MN, USA. Copyrighted. [Supervisors: Abdi Samatar (Geography, advisor), Eric Sheppard (Geography, chair), Richard Skaggs (Geography), Richa Nagar (Women’s Studies)]

Sultana, Farhana 1998. In the Path of Nature’s Fury: Natural Hazards and Disaster Management in Bangladesh – A case Study of Tropical Cyclones and Storm Surge Disasters. Unpublished M.A. Thesis Paper I, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, MN, USA. [Supervisor: Richard Skaggs (Geography)]

Sultana, Farhana 1998. Shrimp and Sustainability: Social and Ecological Impacts of the Shrimp Aquaculture Industry in Bangladesh. Unpublished M.A. Thesis Paper II, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, MN, USA. [Co-Supervisors: Abdi Samatar (Geography), Anne Kapuscinski (Fisheries and Wildlife)]

Sultana, Farhana 1996. “Coastal Protection Plans for Chittagong, Bangladesh: Reducing Storm Surge Death and Destruction” Senior Honors Thesis, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, USA. [Co-Supervisors: William Bonini (Geosciences), Kenneth Deffeys (Geosciences)]

Other Work

Resources to Survive a Trump Presidency (2016) (open link)

Petition to uphold academic journal publishing standards (2017) (open link)