Abigail Owen

  • Mellon Publication Project Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2017

Currently Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Department of History

Education & Training

  • PhD, Columbia University 2011

Research Interests

My current projects both stem from my dissertation, Hidden Waters: Groundwater Histories of Iran and the Mediterranean. The first is a multi-author edited translation and commentary on al-Karaji’s 11th-century Arabic text, Treatise on the Extraction of Hidden Waters. The second project is a revision of the dissertation and its arguments, focusing on the perception of expert cultures of groundwater management, and implications for international development projects that focus on water and development.