Dr Daanish Mustafa obtained his BA in Geography from Middlebury College, USA, his MA from University of Hawai'i Manoa, and his PhD in Geography from University of Colorado.
He has taught at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and then at the University of South Florida, St Petersburg, before finding his intellectual home in the Department of Geography. While at King's, he has received the School of Social Science and Public Policy excellence in teaching award.
His research has been funded by the Belmont Forum, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Department for International Development (DfID), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), National Geographic Society, Royal Geographical Society, and the British Academy.
Daanish was the co-author of the first climate change response strategies for Pakistan, in addition to being the lead author for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan five-year flood response strategy. In addition, he has also undertaken policy-related work with the DfID, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Stimson Centre, and United States Institute for Peace (USIP).
- Critical water resources geographies
- Environmental hazards and climate risk
- Critical geographies of violence and terror
- Problematising environment and development
Daanish's research interests have been in water resources geography, environmental hazards, development and critical geographies of violence and terror.
Conceptually he was closer to structuralism at the beginning of his career, but more recently he found himself more attracted to post-structuralism and insights by Hannah Arendt on performative politics. In that vein, his most recent projects have been concerned with gender performativity and violence in Pakistan, cultural politics of urban horticulture in Pakistan, and hydro-social territorialization in Jordan.
Daanish welcomes PhD studentship applications relating to:
- Property rights, equity and community in irrigation management
- Disaster risk reduction: from theory to practice
- The spatiality and geography of violence and terror
- Subnational scale hydropolitics
- Post-structuralist reinterpretation of environmental hazards
- Hazardscapes of modernity, development and underdevelopment
- Critical reappraisal of participatory development.
- Social power in water resources management and development
- Space, emancipation and performative politics
See Daanish's research profile
Anwar, N. H., Sawas, A. & Mustafa, D., 2019, In : URBAN STUDIES. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098019834160
Mustafa, D. & Tillotson, M., 1 Apr 2019, In : POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY. 70, p. 74-82 9 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.01.011
Mustafa, D. & Talozi, S., 10 Oct 2018, In : Water Alternatives. 11, 3, p. 916-932 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Mustafa, D., 9 Mar 2009, A Companion to Environmental Geography. WILEY-BLACKWELL, p. 461-474 14 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444305722.ch27
Mustafa, D., Gioli, G., Memon, M., Noshirwani, M., Idris, I. & Ahmed, N., 19 Nov 2018, In : Disasters. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12315
Mustafa, D., Anwar, N. & Sawas, A., 1 Mar 2019, In : POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY. 69, p. 54-64 11 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.12.002
Mustafa, D., 1 Jan 2016, The Politics of Fresh Water: Access, Conflict and Identity. Taylor and Francis, p. 156-171 16 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315717432
Mustafa, D., Altz-Stamm, A. & Scott, L. M., Mar 2016, In : WORLD DEVELOPMENT. 79, p. 164-176 13 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.11.008
Mustafa, D., Gioli, G., Qazi, S., Waraich, R., Rehman, A. & Zahoor, R., 29 Aug 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental hazards-Human and policy dimensions. 14, 4, p. 312-328 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/17477891.2015.1075859
Mustafa, D., Oct 2007, In : GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW. 97, 4, p. 484-501 18 p., N/A. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1931-0846.2007.tb00408.x