Talk by Dr Trevor Birkenholtz

Dr. Trevor Birkenholtz is visiting UBC this week (March 10-13, 2015). His visit is co-hosted by the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice (GRSJ) and Environment & Development: Gender, Equity, Sustainability (EDGES).

On Wednesday March 11 Dr. Birkenholtz is giving a talk titled ‘Water, Women and Rights: Rural Water Supplies, Drip Irrigation, and the (re)Feminization of agrarian labor in India’. All are welcome!

  • Date/time: 12.00-1.00pm 11 March
  • Location: GRSJ Jack Bell building
  • More information is available HERE

Dr. Birkenholtz is a cultural and political ecologist, and development geographer. His work attempts to link the political economy of access to and control over environmental resources, and ecological change (political ecology), to issues of technology, knowledge, and social power, more typical of research in science and technology studies (STS). To date, he has advanced these concerns by investigating the transformation of groundwater-based irrigation, and urban and rural water supplies in South Asia. He also serves as Environment and Society Section Editor for the journal Geography Compass.