810 O&M Building
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843
Ph.D. Geography, University of Iowa, 2002
M.S. Geography, University of Alabama, 1996
B.M. Voice Performance, Westminster Choir College, 1989
- Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty Teaching, College of Geosciences (2012)
- Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence Award, Nominee, Graduate Student Council and College of Geosciences Nominee, Texas A&M University (2012)
- Senior Short Term Fellowship ($10,000), ‘Drinking Water Sustainability’, American Institute of Indian Studies (2008)
- Glassock Center Stipendiary Faculty Fellow ($1500), Texas A&M University Melburn G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and Department of Geography (2007)
GEOG 202: Geography of the Global Village
GEOG 327: Regional Geography of South Asia
GEOG 401: Political Geography
GEOG 629: Cultural and Political Ecology
GEOG 685: Directed Studies: Landscape and Belonging
GEOG 689: Special Topics in Water and Society: The Social Life of Water
GEOG 689: Special Topics: Political and Cultural Ecology
- Kulkarni, S., O’Reilly, K., and S. Bhat. (Under review). Sanitation Vulnerability: Women’s stress and struggles for violence-free sanitation. Development & Change
- O'Reilly, K., Louis, E., Thomas, E., Sinha, A. (Forthcoming) Combining sensor monitoring and ethnography to evaluate toilet usage in rural India. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development.
- Dhanju, R. and O’Reilly, K. (Forthcoming). Reaching the unreached? Good governance and the politics of urban welfare reform in Delhi, India. Development in Practice.
- O'Reilly, K. and Louis, E. 2014. The Toilet Tripod: Understanding successful toilet adoption in rural India. Health & Place 29: 43-51.
- O'Reilly, K. 2014. Praxis: changing world, changing self. Third World Quarterly 35 (3): 510-512.
- O’Reilly, K. 2014. Resolving a Gendered Paradox: Women's Participation and the NGO boom in north India, in Theorizing NGOs: States, Feminisms, and Neoliberalism. Victoria Bernal and Inderpal Grewal, eds. Duke University Press.
- O’Reilly, K. and R. Dhanju. 2014. Public taps and Private connections: neoliberal water governance and the re-production of caste distinction in north India. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 39(3): 373-386.
- Dhanju, R. and K. O’Reilly. 2013. Human Subjects Research and the Ethics of Intervention: Life, Death, and Radical Geography in Practice. Antipode 45 (3): 513-516
- O’Reilly, K. 2012. Modern Water for Modern Women: Questioning the relationship between gender, empowerment and participation, in Diverting the Flow: Gender Equity and Water in South Asia. Margreet Zwarteveen, Sarah Ahmed, and Suman Rimal Gautam, eds. New Delhi: Zubaan.
- O’Reilly, K. 2012. Geography matters: the importance of land, water, and space in sanitation studies. WH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water 1(1):8-9. http://wh2ojournal.com
- O’Reilly, K. and R. Dhanju. 2012. Hybrid drinking water governance: Community participation and ongoing neoliberal reforms in rural Rajasthan, India. Geoforum 43:623–633.
- Simon D., Sidaway, J. D., Yeboah, I. E. A., O'Reilly, K., Carr, E. R., 2011 "Geographers and/in development" Environment and Planning A 43(12): 2788 – 2800.
- O’Reilly, K. 2011. “They are not of this house”: the gendered cost of water’s commodification. Economic and Political Weekly April 30, XLVI (18):49-55.
- O’Reilly, K. 2011. “We are not contractors”: professionalizing the interactive service work of NGOs in Rajasthan, India. Economic Geography 87(2): 207-226.
- O’Reilly, K. and R. Dhanju. 2010. “Your report is completely wrong!” (aapkii report ek dum galat hai!): Locating spaces inside NGOs for feedback and dissemination.” Human Organization 69(3):285-294.
- O'Reilly, K. 2010. “Combining sanitation and women's empowerment in water supply.” Development in Practice. 20th Anniversary issue, 20(1):45-56.
- O'Reilly, K. 2010. “Now is the time for the smart: Adapting and adopting neoliberal development.” Antipode 42(1):179-200.
- O'Reilly, K. 2007. "Where the knots of narrative are tied and untied": the Dialogic Production of Gendered Development Spaces in Rajasthan, India. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 97(3):613-634.
- O'Reilly, K. 2006. "Traditional' women, 'modern' water": Linking gender and commodification in Rajasthan, India. Geoforum 37:958-972.
- O'Reilly, K. 2006. Women Fieldworkers and the Politics of Participation. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 31(4):1075-1098.
- O'Reilly, K. and Crutcher, M. 2006. Parallel Politics: The Spatial Power of New Orleans' Labor Day Parades. Social and Cultural Geography 7(2):245-265.
Current Research Staff
Richa Dhanju, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist
- Association of American Geographers
- Rajasthan Studies Group
- Society for Applied Anthropology