Gregory White

Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government; Chair of Environmental Science and Policy

Gregory White

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2023

Wednesday 2-4 p.m.; or 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. He is also the chair of the Environmental Science & Policy Program. He teaches courses on global environmental politics, international relations, migration and refugee politics, and the global politics of tourism. 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 the former 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 the fall 2019, he was a visiting scholar at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), Morocco. He is currently at work on a book manuscript entitled, Refugees of the Apocalypse?: A Critique of the Concept of “Climate Refugees.”

Selected Publications

“The ‘Others’ in John Lanchester’s Cli-Fi Novel, The Wall,” in Climate Migration: Critical Perspectives for Law, Policy, and Research, coedited by Benoit Mayer and Calum T.M. Nicholson, (Hart-Bloomsbury, 2023).

Book Review: Lorena Gazzotti’s Immigration Nation: Aid, Control, and Border Politics in Morocco (Cambridge UP, 2022) in Perspectives on Politics 20:4, 2022.

“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).