The Hydrosocial Cycle

This longer piece is an evaluation of a theoretical framework—the 'hydrosocial'—increasingly used by social scientists who study waterscapes. It is also a brief review of the history of approaches to the study of people and water. While the piece is technical and not meant for a general audience, I believe it demonstrates my ability to: 1) synthesize a large amount of complex scholarship, 2) learn and adopt specialized language quickly, and 3) speak of human-water relations in a somewhat nuanced manner.