About Us

The Environmental Geopolitics Research Group (EGRG), directed by Dr. Bilal Butt at the University of Michigan is meant to be a common place for graduate students interested in the intersection between critical social science approaches and perspectives and the study of environmental conflict and violence. We rely on complementary approaches in environmental/ecological anthropology, critical resource geography, critical political ecology, environmental justice, and science and technology studies. Our group is comprised of undergraduate, Master’s as well as Ph.D. students working around the world. Students in our group have published in a variety of journals including Energy Research and Social Science, One Health, Journal of Applied Ecology, Africa, and many others.

The group meets to discuss term papers, thesis ideas, proposal and grant writing, and others issues that are meant to be beneficial for all students.