Leila Harris promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Leila Harris who has been promoted to Full Professor!



Dr. Leila Harris is a Full Professor at Institute on Resources Environment and Sustainability and in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. She also serves as Co-Director for UBC’s Program on Water Governance (www.watergovernance.ca), is a member of the EDGES research collaborative (Environment and Development: Gender, Equity, and Sustainability Perspectives, www.edges.ubc.ca), and is an Associate of the Department of Geography. During the current year, she is a Wall Scholar in residence with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC. Dr. Harris’s work examines social, cultural, political-economic, institutional and equity dimensions of environmental and resource issues. Her research focuses on the intersection of environmental issues and inequality / social difference, water governance shifts (e.g. marketization, participatory governance), in addition to a range of water governance challenges important for the Canadian context (e.g. First Nations water governance). Current and recent projects include SSHRC funded projects on everyday access and governance of water in underserved areas of Cape Town, South Africa and Accra, Ghana., as well as a research effort focused on non-material dimensions of water insecurity. Dr. Harris also served as principal investigator for the SSHRC funded International WaTERS Research and Training Network focused on water governance, equity and resilience in the global South (www.international-waters.org).

For more on Dr. Harris’s current work and publications, see here.