Peer-Reviewed Articles and Academic Publications

Gladfelter, S. (2022). Imposing Worlds: Ontological Marginalization and Reclamation through Irrigation Infrastructure in Rajapur, Nepal. Annals of the American Association of Geographers; DOI:

Gladfelter, S. (2021). Artificial Glaciers and Ice Stupas: The Contemporary Remaking of Ladakh’s Place-Based Practices of Water Storage as Modern “Solutions” to Climate Change. In R. Beszterda, J. Bray, & E. Williams-Oerberg (Eds.), New Perspectives on Modern Ladakh: Fresh Discoveries and Continuing Conversations in the Indian Himalaya. (pp. 45-72). Toruń, Poland: The Nicolaus Copernicus University Press.

Gladfelter, S. (2020). Displacing Disasters: The politics of localized struggles to (re)position river training infrastructure and (re)distribute vulnerability along Nepal’s lower Karnali riverbanks. Studies in Nepali History and Society, 25 (1), 111-142.

Gladfelter, S. (2018). The politics of participation in community-based early warning systems: Building resilience or precarity through local roles in disseminating disaster information? International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 30, 120-131. DOI:

Wilson, A., Gladfelter, S., Williams, M., Shahi, S., Baral, P., Armstrong, R., and Racoviteanu, A. (2017). High Asia: The International Dynamics of Climate Change and Water SecurityJournal of Asian Studies, 76 (2): 457-480. DOI:

Gladfelter, S. & Mason, R J. (2012). Beyond Boundaries: An Assessment of the Yosemite National Park Geotourism Initiative. Tourism Planning & Development, 9 (4): 355-368. DOI:

Gladfelter, S. 2011. Claiming Manaslu: The Agency of a Rural Community in Nepal’s Developing Mountain Tourism Industry. SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad DigitalCollections@SIT. ISP Collection. Paper 1062.

Research Reports and Professional Writing

Gladfelter, S. & Stoner, A.N. (2021, August). The Impacts of COVID-19 on Service Delivery in the Northern Neck: Barriers, Lessons, & Opportunities for Increased Resilience. Institute for Engagement & Negotiation, University of Virginia.

Gladfelter, S. & Gyovai, C. (2021, March). Beyond Transition: Appalachia’s Pathway to Justice and Transformation. Dialogue + Design Associates.

Gladfelter, S. (2018, July). Ladakh’s Artificial Glaciers, Ice Stupas, and Human-made Ice Reserves. Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Fellowship Final Report. United States-India Educational Foundation.

Gladfelter, S. & Yonnetti, E. (2018, March 11). Ladakh’s Artificial Glaciers, Ice Stupas, and other attempts to survive a warming planet. Tibet Himalaya Initiative, University of Colorado Boulder.

Gladfelter, S. (2017, October 13). Training rivers, training people: Interrogating the making of disasters and politics of response in Nepal’s lower Karnali River Basin. Flood Resilience Portal.

Gladfelter, S. (2016, August). Anticipating disaster: Local dependence on formal climate information vs. traditional ways of knowingCenter for Science & Technology Policy Research, CU Boulder.

Venkateswaran, K., MacClune, K., and Gladfelter, S. (2016). Risk Nexus: What can be learned from the Columbia and Charleston floods 2015? Post Event Review Capability Report. Zurich Insurance Group.

Book Contributions

Gladfelter, S. 2013. Living on the Edge of Change. In A. V. Brisebois (Ed.), The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 (pp. 106-114). Chicago: The Places We’ve Been, LLC.

Op-Eds and Environmental Writing for Popular Audiences

Pipeline CSI: A Volunteer Army of Citizen Scientists is Watching Pipeline Construction and Safeguarding Waterways. Blue Ridge Outdoors. April 2019.

Saucony Creek Brewing Co. from “Farm to Pint” to Watershed. Berks County Living. March 27, 2014.

The state of the Hudson: Seeking vision in Peter Seeger’s wake. Matador Network. February 25, 2014.

Elephant Valley Project: Rehabilitating Cambodia’s Asian elephants. Matador Network. June 28, 2013

Beyond Angkor: Highlights of the undiscovered Cambodia. Jax Fax Magazine. May 27, 2013.

A wind-win for Maryland and a beacon for the bay. The Baltimore Sun. April 14, 2013.

From poachers to tour guides: The story of a Cambodian ecovillage. Matador Network. March 8, 2013.

All you need to know to trek the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal. Matador Network. January 2, 2013.

Sustainability certificate to promote green in curriculum. The Temple News. November 16, 2009.

Sustainable Living Event. Pennsylvania Magazine. September/October 2008.

The disposal dilemma. The Baltimore Sun. September 4, 2008.