Trevor Birkenholtz

Associate Professor, Department of Geography & GIS

Contact Information
Office: 2030 Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: +1.217.333.1880
Email: trevbirk@illinois.edu
Curriculum Vitae

 

Research

I am a cultural and political ecologist, and development geographer. My work attempts to link the political economy of access to and control over environmental resources, and ecological change (political ecology), to issues of technology, knowledge, and social power, more typical of research in science and technology studies (STS). To date, I have advanced these concerns by investigating the transformation of groundwater-based irrigation, and urban and rural water supplies in South Asia. I also serve as Environment and Society Section Editor for the journal Geography Compass.

Research Areas
Environmental Policy
Political & Urban Geography
Education

Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Selected Publications
  • Birkenholtz, Trevor. "Knowing Climate Change: Local Social Institutions and Adaptation in India’s Groundwater Irrigation." The Professional Geographer 00.00 (2013): 1-9.
  • Birkenholtz, Trevor. "Knowing Climate Change: Local Social Institutions and Adaptation in India’s Groundwater Irrigation." The Professional Geographer 00.00 (2013): 1-9.
  • Birkenholtz, Trevor. "Network Political Ecology: Method and Theory in Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Research." Progress in Human Geography 36.3 (2012): 295-315.
  • Birkenholtz, Trevor. "‘Full Cost Recovery’: Producing Uneven Access to Water Provision in Jaipur, India." Environment and Planning A 42.9 (2010): 2238-2253.