Jessie Fredlund

PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology

I am a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center currently writing a dissertation on the political history of rain in the Uluguru Mountains, a key water catchment area in Tanzania. I'm also a dissertation fellow at the Committee on Globalization and Social Change and an editor at

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Tanzania, environmental anthropology, rain and water, Islam, Pentecostalism, sustainable agriculture, climate change, women and gender, land, kinship

  • Writing Across the Cirriculum FellowJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Adjunct InstructorNYU-SPS*Non-CUNY
  • Editorial Collective memberBarricade Journal*Non-CUNY
  • Dissertation FellowCommittee on Globalization and Social ChangeCUNY Graduate Center