Jeannie Sowers


Jeannie Sowers is an associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire.

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The Middle East is running out of water.

Damietta Mobilizes for Its Environment

In 2008, Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Damietta saw escalating protest against EAgrium, a Canadian consortium building a large fertilizer complex in Ra’s al-Barr. Ra’s al-Barr sits at the end of an estuary, where the...

Mikhail, Water on Sand

Alan Mikhail, ed., Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

This fascinating volume provides an excellent overview of how environmental...

Water, Energy and Human Insecurity in the Middle East

Demand for water in the Middle East and North Africa is rapidly increasing. Projected population growth alone through 2025 will lower per capita water availability by 30-70 percent over the next few decades, assuming that renewable water supplies...

The Campaign Against Coal in Egypt

A campaign opposing coal imports would seem unlikely to attract much attention given the political upheavals and deepening social polarization that Egyptians have witnessed over the past three years. Yet since 2012, a loose coalition of...

Imperiled Academics in Turkey

Dilsa Deniz, an anthropologist of the Alevi-Kurdish religion, was fired from her position as an assistant professor at Nişantaşı University in Istanbul after she signed the...