Gregory White

Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government

Gregory White

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2023

By appointment.

10 Prospect Street #205



Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison

M.A., University of Delaware

A.B., Lafayette College


Gregory White is the Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government and a member of the Environmental Science and Policy Program Committee. He teaches courses on global environmental politics, international relations, migration and refugee politics and international political economy. He also offers a senior seminar on North African politics.

White’s research and publications focus on North African politics, migration and refugee studies, environmental politics and international security. He is currently the co-editor of the Journal of North African Studies. In 2009–10 he received a New Directions Grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, where he studied climate and earth science at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. In fall 2019, he is serving as a visiting scholar at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), Morocco.

Selected Publications

“Kingdom of Morocco,” in The Politics and Government of the Middle East and North Africa, Sean Yom, ed., 9th edition, (Routledge, 2019).

“Climate Refugees: A Useful Concept?” Global Environmental Politics 19:4, Fall 2019.

“Environmental Refugees,” in The Handbook on Migration and Security, Philippe Bourbeau, ed. (London: Edward Elgar, 2017).

“The Specter of Climate Refugees: Why Invoking Refugees as a Reason to ‘Take Climate Change Seriously’ is Troubling,” Migration and Citizenship Newsletter of the American Political Science Association 4:2, Summer 2016.

Co-edited (with Yahia Zoubir), North African Politics: Change and Continuity (Routledge Press, 2016).

“Security Domains in Conflict?,” Global Environmental Politics, 13:2, May 2013.

Climate Change and Migration: Security and Borders in a Warming World(Oxford University Press, 2011).