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Truelove, Yaffa Elane Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • At the nexus of urban geography and human-environment relations, my research primarily examines the connections between urban waterscapes and socio-political processes in cities of the global South. In particular, I examine water and its infrastructures as a lens for analyzing social and material relations in cities as well as differing regimes and institutions of everyday urban governance. My prior research has predominately focused on Indian cities, contributing to theorizations of urban and feminist political ecologies, Southern and comparative urbanism, and “actually existing” modalities of urban water governance in postcolonial cities.  Recent work also includes a collaborative intra-urban comparison of precarious infrastructures in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Cape Town as well as a project examining infrastructural violence and the everyday politics of water disruption in India’s capital city, Delhi. 

keywords

  • urban geography, nature-society relations, political ecology of water, southern urbanism, India, urban infrastructure, water governance

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOG 3422 - Political Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces students to political ecology, an influential approach to understanding society-environment relationships. Explores issues including different philosophies of nature and wilderness, the politics of conservation, causes of environmental degradation, environmental conflict and indigenous ecological knowledge. Recommended prerequisite: GEOG 1972.
  • GEOG 3622 - Cities of the Global South
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Examines the geographies, processes, structural forces and everyday forms of urban life that are at the core of rapid urban transformation in the global South. Through using interdisciplinary scholarship, empirical case studies and key theoretical work, the course covers themes such as migration and urbanization, informality and governance, infrastructures of everyday life and urban environmental politics. Same as IAFS 3670.
  • IAFS 3670 - Cities of the Global South
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Examines the geographies, processes, structural forces and everyday forms of urban life that are at the core of rapid urban transformation in the global South. Through using interdisciplinary scholarship, empirical case studies and key theoretical work, the course covers themes such as migration and urbanization, informality and governance, infrastructures of everyday life and urban environmental politics. Same as GEOG 3622.
  • IAFS 4500 - The Post-Cold War World
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Capstone course for international affairs majors. Examines the ways in which the end of the Cold War, the collapse of failed states, and the rise of global terrorism changed the world. Studies how peoples, governments and nongovernmental organizations face new social, political, economic and security challenges in an era of globalization. Includes discussion, oral reports, critical book reviews, and research papers.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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