I am Assistant Professor of Global Environment in the Department of International & Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. My research interests are in urban political ecology, water, and the urban environmental justice in the global South. Through my research and my engagement with my students, I seek to bring issues of social and environmental justice to the fore, and to contribute a geographical perspective on the environmental challenges of our time. 

I received my PhD in Geography from UCLA in 2018. I hold a BA in Geography from University College London and MA in Cities from King's College London. I am a contributing author to the Situated Urban Political Ecology Collective and 'node' within the POLLEN Political Ecology Network.



emmacolven [at] ou [dot] com
International & Area Studies
729 Elm Ave.
Farzaneh Hall (formerly Hester Hall), Room 317
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019

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