Sarah E. Sharma is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. She is also the 2022 Chair of Women and Inclusivity in Sustainable Energy Research (WISER). Dr. Sharma’s research considers the global political economy of environmental governance. She is particularly interested in the interconnections between global governance processes and daily livelihoods in the context of socio-economic and socio-environmental inequality, both across and within the global North and global South. She earned her PhD from the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University where she was a SSHRC Vanier Scholar (2021), her MA from the University of Manchester (2015) and her BAH from Queen’s University. Prior to her appointment at the University of Victoria in 2022, Professor Sharma held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Scarborough (2021-22). Dr. Sharma has also worked as an economic affairs consultant for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the New York City office (2015-16).
- International Political Economy and Environment
- Global Finance and Private Authority
- Global North-global South Relations
Sharma, S. E. (2022). Governing Urban Flood Resilience in Amsterdam: Conflicting Urbanism and Climate Action. Review of International Political Economy.
Martel, S., Mustapha, J., and Sharma, S. E. (2022). The WPS Agenda in East and Southeast Asia: Understanding an Emerging Field of Discourse and Practice. International Affairs, 98(2), 727–746.
Sharma, S. E. (2021). Down and Out in Dhaka: Understanding land financialization and displacement in austerity urbanism. Urban Geography, 42(5), 681-700.
Sharma, S. E. (2021). Reactive, Individualistic, and Disciplinary: The Urban Resilience Project in Dhaka. New Political Economy, 26(6), 1078-1091.
Sharma, S., and Soederberg, S. (2020). Redesigning the Business of Development: The case of the World Economic Forum and global risk management. Review of International Political Economy, 27(4), 828-854.
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