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Fenda  Akiwumi

Fenda Akiwumi

Fenda Akiwumi
Associate Professor

Contact

Office: NES 314
Phone: 813/974-6887
Email: fakiwumi@usf.edu

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Bio

Dr Akiwumi’s research touches upon varied aspects of environmental resources, particularly water, and minerals. She is interested in the political ecology of the production, management and distribution of these resources. Her work in this area engages issues in broad areas: resource extraction and policy, resource problems (equitable distribution, environmental deterioration, conflict), and resource issues (sustainability and development, livelihoods, gender, cultural diversity). Her focus area is West African development issues where she studies the intricate relationships between sustainable resource use and development, livelihoods, culture and conflict in this region. She also researches the interconnection between urban water provision, perceptions, wetlands, and climate change in the Tampa Bay region. She uses development theories such as world-system, political ecology and sustainable livelihoods framework and a mix of quantitative and qualitative field data collection methods for a holistic analyses that examines the interaction of political, economic, and socio-cultural institutions with natural systems and consequences for environmental and cultural sustainability.

Graduate Students

Michael Acheampong, Meagan Endozo, Joseph England, Joseph Graham, Tiffany Harmon, Robert Keene

Specialty Area

Resource Development, Conservation and Policy, Sustainability

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
21982IDH 4200004Geographic Perspectives Honors
3TR9:30am-10:45am

ALN 233
21387GEO 4372001Global Conservation
3TR11:00am-12:15pm

BSN 1301
12538EVR 4905001Independent Study
3

TBA TBA
25090EVR 4905004Independent Study
1-6

TBA TBA
13086EVR 6908002ESP Independent Study
1-19

TBA TBA
17715EVR 6937903Seminar Environmental Policy
Sustainability and Development
3T2:00pm-4:45pm

CHE 214
23279EVR 7980003Doctoral Dissertation Research
2-15