Trevor Birkenholtz

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Associate Professor, Geography

Research Summary

I am a political ecologist and development geographer with regional interests in South Asia and the United States, empirical interests in water development, and methodological expertise in mixed methods field research. I draw primarily on political economy and science and technology studies (STS) frameworks to examine the links between technological and environmental change, the politics of water-supply development, and the livelihoods of farmers and other natural-resource dependent people. In my research, I collaborate with engineers, physical scientists and economists to examine the articulation of these processes with market-based natural resource governance reforms.

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Recent Publications

Drip irrigation as a socio-technical configuration: policy design and technological choice in Western India

Misquitta, K. & Birkenholtz, T., 2021, In: Water International. 46, 1, p. 112-129 18 p.

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Photons vs. firewood: female (dis)empowerment by solar power in India

Stock, R. & Birkenholtz, T., Sep 10 2020, In: Gender, Place and Culture. 27, 11, p. 1628-1651 24 p.

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Let the people speak: improving regional adaptation policy by combining adaptive capacity assessments with vulnerability perceptions of farmers in Gujarat, India

Stock, R., Birkenholtz, T. & Garg, A., Feb 7 2019, In: Climate and Development. 11, 2, p. 138-152 15 p.

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The sun and the scythe: energy dispossessions and the agrarian question of labor in solar parks

Stock, R. & Birkenholtz, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Peasant Studies.

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Putting rooted networks into practice

Cantor, A., Stoddard, E., Rocheleau, D., Brewer, J. F., Roth, R., Birkenholtz, T., Foo, K. & Nirmal, P., 2018, In: ACME. 17, 4, p. 958-987 30 p.

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Assessing India’s drip-irrigation boom: efficiency, climate change and groundwater policy

Birkenholtz, T., Aug 18 2017, In: Water International. 42, 6, p. 663-677 15 p.

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Dispossessing irrigators: Water grabbing, supply-side growth and farmer resistance in India

Birkenholtz, T., Feb 1 2016, In: Geoforum. 69, p. 94-105 12 p.

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Knowing Climate Change: Local Social Institutions and Adaptation in Indian Groundwater Irrigation

Birkenholtz, T., 2014, In: Professional Geographer. 66, 3, p. 354-362 9 p.

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"On the network, off the map": Developing intervillage and intragender differentiation in rural water supply

Birkenholtz, T., Apr 24 2013, In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 31, 2, p. 354-371 18 p.

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