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Carly Krakow

Part-time Faculty
429 - 1 Wash Pl

Office Hours
Tuesday By Appt: 4:00-6:15
Thursday By Appt: 4:00-7:00

B.A., Individualized Study, New York University, 2016
M.Phil., International Relations and Politics, University of Cambridge, 2017

Carly A. Krakow is a scholar of international law and environmental justice, writer, journalist, and activist. In the Law School at the London School of Economics, she is a PhD Candidate in International Law, Judge Higgins Scholar, and Modern Law Review Scholar. For her doctoral research, she 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. Her writing has appeared in publications including openDemocracy, Opinio Juris, Al Jazeera, Jadaliyya, E-International Relations, Truthout, and the academic journal Water. Her fiction has appeared in publications including Across the Margin, Potato Soup Journal, Adelaide, and The Daily Drunk. She is Managing Editor for Special Projects and Environment Co-Editor at Jadaliyya. For the Arab Studies Institute, she hosts and produces broadcast programs about international current affairs, politics, and culture. In the Palestinian West Bank, Krakow 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. She was awarded fieldwork funding from the Council for British Research in the Levant. At LSE, for undergraduate students, she 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. She has presented her work at events and conferences hosted by LSE, Cambridge, Oxford, NYU, SOAS, the Middle East Studies Association, the International Studies Association, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, and at World Water Week in Stockholm. Read more about her work at

Performances, Productions, Exhibitions & Releases


'22-'23 Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

Carly Krakow was a 2022-23 Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law. She has numerous op-eds, articles, and essays in publications including Al Jazeera, The Progressive, E-International Relations, and Opinio Juris She was invited to speak about her work on war toxins at The Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University, for a March 2023 event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. For the online magazine Jadaliyya she hosted broadcasts and produced special collections on humanitarian conditions in Yemen, Palestine, and Iraq. She also participated in COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt in November 2022. 

Teaching and Research Interests

international law; environmental justice; environmental racism; climate crisis; toxic exposure; human rights; international politics; law and literature; displacement; citizenship; political theory; activism and resistance; journalism; Middle East 

Carly Krakow