Farhana Sultana

Farhana Sultana

Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts at PARCC

Farhana Sultana is the Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts at PARCC, Associate Professor in the Geography Department at Maxwell, and Faculty Associate in the International Relations Program, South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Democratizing Knowledge Collective, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration, Asian/Asian-American Studies, and Tolley Humanities Faculty at SU. In her role as Research Director at PARCC, Farhana oversees research, collaboration, networking, and other activities related to environmental issues. Her own research focus is on various interdisciplinary concerns relating to the environment, especially around water, climate change, international development, and social justice. Farhana holds a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Geosciences from Princeton University, and Master and PhD degrees in Geography from University of Minnesota, where she was a Macarthur Scholar. Prior to joining Syracuse, Farhana taught at King’s College London, and managed a large environment program at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Further details on her research, teaching, outreach, and involvements can be found from her website: www.farhanasultana.com. 

“I’m very excited to join PARCC as the new Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflict, as I have been involved with PARCC for many years. I look forward to building a strong community across SU to enhance collaboration, networking, teaching, and knowledge around the multitudinous environmental issues and crises around the world. I have been leading a working group on climate change at Maxwell through PARCC for the last few years, and we were successful in winning a Moynihan Faculty Challenge and a Maxwell Tenth Decade Award. My hope is that in my new role, PARCC and Maxwell will significantly advance research on environmental crises, conflicts, and collaborations at SU.