Faculty Profile

Waquar Ahmed

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Geography and the Environment
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Clark University, 2007.
Major: Geography/Spaces of Power: Foreign Direct Investment in India
MPhil, Center for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2002.
Major: Geography/Society Nature Relations and Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Communities – A Case Study of Uttaranchal
MA, Center for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2000.
Major: Geography
BCOM, St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta, 1995.
Major: Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Business Management

Current Scheduled Teaching*

GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Summer 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

GEOG 4420.001, Capitalism, Nature and Climate Change, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5420.001, Critical Resource Geography, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 4951.713, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2021
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 4885.002, Human Geography Topics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2020
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2020
GEOG 5420.001, Critical Resource Geography, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 4245.001, Geography of International Development, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 5245.001, International Development, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2020
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2019
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2019
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Spring 2019 SPOT
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
GEOG 4900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2019
GEOG 5245.001, Theories and Policies of Development, Spring 2019 SPOT
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2018 SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2018
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Spring 2018 SPOT
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2018
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2018
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2017 SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Spring 2017 SPOT
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2017
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2016 SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Spring 2016 SPOT
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2015 SPOT
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GEOG 1200.002, Global Societies, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.700, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
GEOG 4900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2015
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2015
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Fall 2014
GEOG 4420.001, Critical Resource Geography : Population, Nature, Food and Energy, Fall 2014 Syllabus
GEOG 1200.001, Global Societies, Fall 2014 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2014 Syllabus
GEOG 5130.001, Research in Human Geography, Spring 2014
GEOG 5420.001, Conservation and Resource Management, Fall 2013
GEOG 4420.001, Conservation of Resource Management, Fall 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 1200.001, World Regional Geography, Fall 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 3010.001, Economic Geography, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2013
GEOG 1200.001, World Regional Geography, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 4420.001, Conservation of Resource Management, Fall 2012 Syllabus
GEOG 1200.002, World Regional Geography, Fall 2012 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Ahmed, W. (2011). India's New Economic Policy: A Critical Analysis.
Ahmed, W. (2005). Farmers' Perception on Agro-biodiversity.
Ahmed, W. (2005). Indigenous Knowledge: Issues for developing countries.
Book Chapter
Ahmed, W., Underwood, R. (2017). 'Corporations and Multilateral Organizations. The International Encyclopedia of Geography (John Wiley & Sons in collaboration with the American Association of Geographers). 1-10. John Wiley & Sons in collaboration with the American Association of Geographers.
Ahmed, W., Chatterjee, I., Cafruny, A., Talani, L. S., Martin, G. P. (2016). Antinomies of the Indian State. The Palgrave Handbook of Critical International Political Economy. 331-50. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ahmed, W., Underwood, R., Lee, T., Warf, B. (2016). Energy and geopolitics. Oxford bibliographies in Geography. Oxford University Press.
Ahmed, W. (2011). From Mixed Economy to Neoliberalism: Class and Caste in India's Policy Transition. In India's New Economic Policy: A Critical Analysis.
Ahmed, W. (2008). Indigenous Communities and their Marginalized Space in India. In Studies in Indian Economy.
Ahmed, W. (2006). Mobile Global Capital and Corporate Ethics. In Business Ethics, Challenges & Scenario Ahead: A Compendium of Research Papers.
Book Review
Ahmed, W. (2010). Space, Oil and Capital, by Mazen Labban.
Journal Article
Ahmed, W. (2019). India Has Lost All Moral Authority and Right over Kashmir. 12(1), 78-81. Institute For Human Geography Inc. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/human-geography/journal203685
Chatterjee, I., Ahmed, W. (2019). Dialectical materialism: Marx’s method in human geography?. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. 18(2), 364-393.
Ahmed, W. (2018). India Abroad, or Hinduism, a Love Story. Human Geography. 11(3), 83-87. MA: Institute of Human Geography.
Simon, J., Ahmed, W. (2018). The Promise of Progress: Modernity, Accumulation, and the Urbanization of North Texas Water in the 20th Century.. Human Geography. 11(2), 19-34. Bolton, MA:. https://hugeog.com/the-promise-of-progress-modernity-accumulation-and-the-urbanization-of-north-texas-water-in-the-20th-century/
Ahmed, W. (2018). Governing foreign direct investment: post-Enron initiatives in India. Review of Radical Political Economics. 50(1), 5-23.
Ahmed, W. (2014). Ethnobiology, Political Ecology, and Conservation.
Ahmed, W. (2014). The political economy and geopolitical context of India's economic crisis, 1990-91.
Ahmed, W. (2013). Contradictory policies of neoliberalizing India.
Ahmed, W. (2012). From Militant Particularism to Anti-neoliberalism? - The Anti-Enron Movement in India.
Ahmed, W. (2012). The Neoliberalization of Water and Energy sectors in South Africa and India.
Ahmed, W. (2010). Neo-liberalism, Corporations and Power: Enron in India.
Ahmed, W. (2009). From Mixed Economy to Neoliberalism: Class and Caste in India's Economic Transition.
Ahmed, W. (2008). Neoliberalism and Contested Policies of the Power Industry in India.
Ahmed, W. (2006). Capital and Labor: Contestation in India in the Neo-liberal Era.
Ahmed, W. (2006). Global Discourses and Local Politics in the Production of Power Policy in India.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Ahmed, W. (2020). Pondering Over Syed Ahmad Khan’s Legacy, And Questions Of Caste Among Muslims. New Delhi:. https://www.karvaanindia.com/2020/10/19/pondering-over-syed-ahmad-khans-legacy-and-questions-of-caste-among-muslims/?fbclid=IwAR2UrJqNbpM0qvjUZ_TwpsRDblegYYvNqVWkMWs0kWs4GcS8O9JgVieWgbQ
Ahmed, W. (2020). The USCRIF Report On India As Opportunity For Victims To Contest Their Tormentors. New Delhi: Karvaan India. https://www.karvaanindia.com/2020/05/10/the-uscrif-report-on-india-as-opportunity-for-victims-to-contest-their-tormentors/?fbclid=IwAR3lsoMGBlDlXjrOjQJ2XKSKt_xGTyKqb0ntuDDSTYU-1KnisSXAiWPtMiQ
Ahmed, W. (2008). Defending Democracy.
Ahmed, W. (2008). Our Own War.
Newspaper
Ahmed, W. (2020). Normalization of Hate in India -- Part II. Balochistan Times. https://www.balochistantimes.pk/epaper/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2020-05-07/377/03.jpg
Ahmed, W. (2020). Normalization of Hate in India -- Part I. Balochistan Times. https://www.balochistantimes.pk/epaper/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2020-05-06/353/03.jpg
Popular Press Article
Ahmed, W. (2009). Tumor in uniform.
Reprinted Article
Ahmed, W. (2020). Casteist or Progressive? Pondering Over Syed Ahmad Khan’s Legacy. Naya Daur. https://nayadaur.tv/amp/2020/10/casteist-or-progressive-pondering-over-syed-ahmad-khans-legacy/?fbclid=IwAR3i38A688nX1AWFzGj4Ut__Vc2zxpMCmZHUPoOyaNFMKRtVZLmjVxx2RFU
Ahmed, W. (2020). India: Politics Of Hate Continues To Spiral Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. Naya Daur. https://nayadaur.tv/2020/05/india-politics-of-hate-continues-to-spiral-amid-covid-19-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR2wT8HHF5sNAdydrAT8nGgcHZJhfMc4nftx0M1dUc0I0MdrK8SjHQldhpQ#
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    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
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    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
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    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
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    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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