RCN Members

Jam Farooq AhmedResearch Associate, Durham University. Research Coordinator HWISE, Northwestern University.  Research interests: Medical and nutritional anthropology, socio-cultural, maternal child malnutrition, global health, development.


Christopher M. Bacon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Santa Clara University. Research interests: food systems, livelihood vulnerability, food and water security, Central America.


Mobolanle Balogun, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Lagos. Research interests: Maternal and child health, infectious diseases, public health, global health.


Melissa Beresford, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University. Research interests: Political economy & economic anthropology, water & resource inequality, entrepreneurship, diverse economies.


Elijah Bisung, Ph.D.,  Senior Associate, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology of Health Studies, Queen’s University. Research interests: environmental collective action, health equity, environmental stress and psychosocial health, community based participatory research, health systems resilience to climate change, and safe water and sanitation interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Godfred Boateng, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology; Program in Global Health, Northwestern University.


Margaret (Meg) V. du Bray, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology, Augustana College. Research interests: Qualitative research, environmental anthropology, resource management and governance, emotional geography.


Genny Carrillo, MD, ScD, MPH, MSPH, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University. Research interests: Asthma, house safety, healthy homes and children, environmental health.


Kelly S. Chapman, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida.
Research interests: Vaginal illness, health, water, hygiene


Neetu Choudhary, Ph.D., Independent Researcher.
Research interests: Food security, nutrition, water, gender.


Stroma Cole, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England (UWE). Research interests: Gender, tourism, water, human rights.


Shalean Collins, currently PeaceCorps Volunteer (Morrocco), and previous HWISE researcher, Northwestern University


Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs, UNC- Chapel Hill. Research interests: Indigenous peoples, Andes, community governance, informal economies.


Flavia Bonolo Dantas, Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University. Research interests: Water governance, climate


Amanda Fencl, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University. Research interests: climate change adaptation, water governance, water security, environmental justice.


Brenda Thaís Galdino da Rocha, Master of Science in Geography, Federal University of Ceará. Research interests: Water Security, water governance, environmental conflicts, socioparticipative methodologies.


Shannon Galvin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Clinical Activities and Training Center for Global Health, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Research interests: HIV, global health, infectious diseases, community health.


Carlos Garcia-Quijano, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of Rhode Island. Research interests: ecology, cognitive science, and ecological economics.


Adryane Gorayeb, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Universidade Federal Do Ceará. Research interests: Wind Energy; Participatory Maps; Environmental and Social Impacts; Nexus – Water, Energy and Food Security.


Ashley K Hagaman, MPH, Ph.D.,Postdoctoral Scholar, Carolina Population Center at the, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Research interests: Global mental health, suicide, and health systems interventions.


Morgan K Hoke, MPH, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center. Research interests: Biocultural anthropology, nutrition, growth, gut health.


Zeina Jamaluddine, MPH, American University of Beirut


Alex Loftus, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, King’s College London. Research interests: Political ecology, water security and insecurity, right to water, urban infrastructures.


Kenneth Maes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Oregon State University. Research interests: Global health systems, community health labor, food and water insecurity, mental health.


Melanie Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Washington. Research interests: growth and development, breastfeeding and lactation, reproductive ecology, community based participatory research.


Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Ph.D., Margaret Gilliam Faculty Scholar in Food Security, McGill University School of Nutrition.


Oliva Molden, Ph.D., Department of Geography, University of Oregon. Research interests: Household water insecurity, qualitative research, South Asia, environmental change.


Javier Morán Martínez, Ph.D., Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila. Research interests: Molecular cell biology, genetics, toxicology, reproductive health.


Tor Neilands, Ph.D., Department of Medicine at UCSF, UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), University of California San Francisco.


Raul Pacheco-Vega, Ph.D., Assistant Public Administration Division, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). Research interests: Water insecurity, toilet insecurity, bottled water, polycentric governance.


Benjamin J. Pauli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Science, Kettering University. Research interests: Water activism, infrastructure, expertise.


Kedir Teji Roba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University. Research interests: Public health, risk assessment, infectious diseases, epidemiology, food insecurity.


Asher Y. Rosinger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health and Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University. Research interests: Water and dietary intake and hydration status, Water insecurity, Environmental and lifestyle transitions, Stress.


Sameer H. Shah, Ph.D. Candidate, The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, The University of British Columbia. Research interests: Agriculture, livelihoods, water access, institutions.


Mr. Jon Shepherd, Frank Water. Research interests: Water, Sanitation, Gender, Sustainability.


Gretchen Sneegas, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University. Research interests: Q methodology, critical geography, food and agriculture, energy.


Sonali Srivastava, Founder, Anode Governance Lab. Research interests: Governance, Local, Organisation Development.


Andrea K. Sullivan, Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography,  University of Miami. Research interests: Environmental Policy, WASH/Waste Management, Human Development, Global Health.


Yihenew Tesfaye, Ph.D. Candidate, Oregon State University. Research interests: Medical anthropology & public health, water insecurity, water sanitation and hygiene, community health workers.


Patrick ThomsonLead Researcher, Smith School of Enterprise; Water Programme, University of Oxford. Research interests: Groundwater, water security, SmartPumps.


Paula Alves Tomaz, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Geography, Universidade Federal do Ceará. Research interests: Water insecurity, quantitative methods, human development, human-environment interactions.


Yaffa Truelove, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado. Research interests: Everyday water governance, gender and water, embodied approaches to water (in)security, cities of the global South.


Felipe Uribe, Ph.D., Professor and Investigador in the Department of Estudios de Población at El Colegio del Frontera Norte.


Claudia Valeggia, Ph.D., Professor, Yale University. Research interests: reproductive ecology, reproductive endocrinology, maternal and child health, health of indigenous populations.


Nicole Wilson, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Research interests: Water governance, Indigenous studies, Environmental change, Arctic Studies.


Valentina Zuin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practice in Urban Studies, Yale-NUS College, Singapore. Research interests: Informal service provision, water inequality, political economy of service provision, improving quality of life in cities.