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Karim-Aly Saleh Kassam

Karim-Aly Saleh Kassam

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies

Geographic Research Area: Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, China, Alaska, Canada, and Russia

Teaching/Research Interests: Human and environmental relations, indigenous ways of knowing, food sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, and climate change

Kassam is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow. As a 2020–21 GPV fellow, he collaborated with Frederick R. McDonald (Fort McKay First Nation, Alberta, Canada). Read their article in Medium.

Additional Information



  • Faculty
  • PACS Steering Committee
    • PACS Minor Field Instructor
      • SAP Core Faculty
        • Einaudi Faculty Leadership
          • Freedom of Expression Faculty Fellow
            • IIJ Faculty Steering Committee


Phone: 607-255-9757