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Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government
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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.
“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).