Carly Krakow
Scholar in Residence, Academic Year 2022-2023

Carly is a scholar of international law and environmental justice, writer, journalist, and activist. She is a Judge Rosalyn Higgins Scholar and Modern Law Review Scholar at the London School of Economics, where she is completing her PhD in International Law. She is a faculty member at the NYU Gallatin School.

For her doctoral research, Carly is analyzing how environmental and climate injustice can be understood as “a totalitarianism of our time,” engaging with the work of theorists including Hannah Arendt. While at CHRGJ, she will build on this work and expand on her concept of “toxic saturation,” through which she is analyzing the long-term impacts of forced toxic exposure. Her work also focuses on relationships between environmental injustice and citizenship, statelessness, and displacement. Carly’s writing has appeared in publications including Al JazeeraopenDemocracyOpinio JurisJadaliyyaE-International RelationsTruthout, and the academic journal Water. She is Managing Editor for Special Projects and Environment Co-Editor at Jadaliyya.

Carly was awarded fieldwork funding from the Council for British Research in the Levant, LSE, and NYU. In the Palestinian West Bank, she has investigated water access and exposure to toxins. In South Africa, she analyzed the impacts of Cape Town’s water crisis on the city’s most marginalized communities. In Greece, she examined living conditions and access to healthcare for asylum-seekers and refugees.

At LSE, for undergraduate students, Carly has taught public international law, and contemporary international law and politics. For master’s students, she has taught research and writing. Previously, she was Vice Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Law Review. Carly earned her MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge and her BA summa cum laude from NYU.


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