Jeannie Sowers
Associate Professor of Political Science

!أهلا و سهلا! مرحبا بكم

This site provides an overview of my research and teaching, and some resources for students interested in the study of the Middle East and environmental politics.

My research focuses on the intersections between politics and environmental issues in the Middle East. I have published on adaptation to climate change and water resources, environmental protest movements, the provision of public goods such as water and sanitation, the politics of land reclamation, conservation, and pollution control in Egypt, and the role of expert and activist networks in environmental politics.

I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University in Politics and a B.A. from Harvard University in Social Studies. At UNH, I teach courses in Middle East politics, comparative politics, comparative revolutions, and comparative environmental politics. I grew up in Keene, New Hampshire and am glad to be back in NH.

UNH students, you may be interested in the Minor in Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic language courses offered by the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) Department, the Political Science Department's MA Program, the department's Certificate in Sustainability Politics and Policy, UNH's International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Abroad (SURF Abroad).

"Environmental Politics in Egypt: Experts, Activists, and the State" by Jeannie Sowers Tahrir Square, May 2011.  "Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt, 1999-2011" Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing, eds.

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