Norman

Emma Norman

Assistant Professor of Geography at Michigan Technological University’s Department of Social Sciences and Environmental and Energy Policy Program.

Postes occupés

2014-2015 à aujourd'hui Membre collaborateur-trice,

Biographie

I am a political and environmental geographer interested in questions related to water governance, borders, and political and cultural ecology. My work investigates how flow resources, such as water, are governed across political jurisdictions and across multiple scales.

I am currently the Chair of the Environmental Science Department at Northwest Indian College, where I was on faculty for ten years (2002 – 2012).  Prior to rejoining Northwest Indian College, she was an Assistant Professor of Geography at Michigan Technological University working with the Environmental and Energy Policy Program and the Great Lakes Research Center (2012-2014), where I maintain an adjunct appointment.  I am also a research associate with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and a long-term collaborator with the Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia.

I have published in a wide range of journals including, the Annals of the Association of American Geography, Geoforum, Water Alternatives, Water Resources Management and Area. My book projects reflect my ongoing interests in water governance and environmental and spatial politics: my co-edited volumes, Water without Borders: Canada, the U.S. and Shared Waters (University of Toronto Press, 2013), and Negotiating Water Governance: Why the Politics of Scale Matter (Ashgate 2014) and, my first sole-authored book, Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States and Indigenous Communities (Routledge 2014). I also aim to translate my work to wider audience through community workshops, policy reports, and briefing papers.

Most recently, I have been named a research associate with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, where I am working with NMAI staff to create a series of maps that show the changing settlement patterns of Indigenous peoples along the Canada-US border (pre- and post-contact) and how those patterns impact access to and governance of water.

Recent publications

  • Norman, Emma S. 2014. Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States, and Indigenous Communities. Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management Series. London: Routledge. Forthcoming.
  • Norman, Emma S., Cook, Christina, Cohen, Alice (eds). 2014. Negotiating Water Governance: Why the Politics of Scale Matter. London: Ashgate Press. Forthcoming.
  • Khalyani, Azad Henareh, Mayer, Audrey and Norman, Emma S.. 2014. Water Flows Towards Power: Kurdish ecological disenfranchisement in Lake Urmia, Iran. Society and Natural Resources. Insights and Applications. Forthcoming.
  • Norman, E.S., Cohen, A. and Bakker, K. 2014. “The Water Convention from a North American Perspective” Water Cooperation in A. Tanzi, O. McIntyre, A. Kolliopoulos, and A. Rieu-Clarke (eds) edited volume, The UNECE Convention to the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes; Its Contribution to Internation. Boston: Brill Press. Forthcoming.
  • Norman, Emma S., Cohen, Alice, and Bakker, Karen (eds). 2013. Water without Borders: Canada, the United States and Shared Waters. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Norman, Emma S. 2013. Water. Annotated Bibliography in Geography, Warf, Barney (ed), New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Norman, Emma S. 2013. Taking the ‘Frogs Eye View’: How Place Based Learning and Talking Circles Foster Life-Long Learning. Mellon Tribal College Research Journal. 1(1) 162-190.

Personal webpage