Professor Emerita of Development Studies
Her research, writing, and lecturing focus on the intersections between population, migration, environment, and security issues. She is the author of Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control and two thrillers about the far right, The Truth about Fire and Deadly Election. She is the co-author of A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village and co-editor of the anthology Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties. She is currently completing a book about apocalyptic thinking in the U.S. In spring 2015 she was a Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair based in New Delhi, India, lecturing and doing research on Indian and international population policy.