Betsy Hartmann, professor emerita of development studies, received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
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.