Trevor Birkenholtz


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.A., The Ohio State University
  • B.A. (Honors) University of Iowa
I am a cultural and political ecologist, and development geographer. My 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, I have advanced these concerns by investigating the transformation of groundwater-based irrigation, and urban and rural water supplies in South Asia. I also serve as Environment and Society Section Editor for the journal Geography Compass and Executive Co-Chair for Sustainability, Grand Challenges Learning Initiative