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Natalie Koch



    January 8, 2024 — August 23, 2024

    Professional affiliation

    Professor, Department of Geography & the Environment, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
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    • Energy
    • Environment
    • History
    • Science and Technology
    • Society and Culture

    Wilson Center Projects

    The Geopolitics of U.S. Science Diplomacy in the Arabian Peninsula

    Full Biography

    Natalie Koch is Professor of Geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is a political geographer who works on geopolitics, authoritarianism, identity politics, and state power in hydrocarbon-rich countries, primarily in the Arabian Peninsula. She has published extensively in journals such as Political Geography, Geoforum, Geopolitics, and Historical Geography, and she is editor of the new book, Spatializing Authoritarianism (Syracuse University Press 2022). Following her first monograph, The geopolitics of spectacle: Space, synecdoche, and the new capitals of Asia (Cornell University Press, 2018), her second monograph, Arid Empire: The Entangled Fates of Arizona and Arabia, was published with Verso in January 2023.

    Major Publications