Dr. Karen Bakker is Professor, Canada Research Chair, and Founding Director of the Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia.
Named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2011, Dr. Bakker is a Rhodes Scholar with a PhD from Oxford University.
Fluent in French and Spanish, she is the author of over 100 academic publications (including sole-authored books with Oxford and Cornell University Press). Her journal articles have appeared in top 10 ISI-ranked peer-reviewed journals in a number of fields (Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science, and Urban Studies), including Science, Global Environmental Change, World Development, Environment and Planning A, C, and D, and the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
Dr Bakker regularly advises international and non-governmental organizations, and actively engages in public policy debates and media outreach, including op-eds and articles in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times, the Independent, and Dissent.