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Boston University
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environmental history, environmental law, environmental policy, water history, water rights, water justice, sustainable development, desalination, development
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About Me

Elizabeth Hameeteman is a doctoral candidate in History at Boston University. Her research interests include sustainable development, environmental law and policy, and all things water. Her dissertation, titled “Water for a Thirsty World: Desalination, Development, and the Global Quest for Water in the 1950s and 1960s,” uncovers how desalting technologies and expertise, and the ideologies behind these, proliferated in the postwar era.

Originally from the Netherlands and now based in Berlin, Elizabeth has a background in Law and American Studies. She is also the Executive Editor and Founder of Environmental History Now, an online platform that showcases the environmental-related work and expertise of graduate students and early career scholars who identify as women, trans and non binary people.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, transnational
Expertise by Geography
United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Environment, Government, Human Rights, Law, Politics