Oregon State University

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Shireen Hyrapiet

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Senior Instructor I
Discipline: Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Marine Resource Management
Office: Wilkinson 244
Phone: 541-737-3407
Email: shireen.hyrapiet@oregonstate.edu


Development geographies of the Global South - resource access, rights, and livelihoods; marginalization, and social exclusion; informal economies; grassroots and resistance movements; discourses, representations, and identities; cultural politics and place-making; natural hazards and community preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.

Research Interests

Topics in Cultural and Urban Geography, Political Ecology. The Non-Western World with a focus on South Asia and more specifically, India.


Ph.D., Geography, Oklahoma State University
M.S., Fire and Emergency Management Administration, Oklahoma State University
B.A., Geography, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Geography (Honors), Loreto College, University of Calcutta, India


Geo 105 – Geography of the Non-Western World (On-site and Ecampus)
Geo 205 – Geography of Disaster Management (Fall 2015)
Geo 300 – Sustainability for the Common Good (On-site and Ecampus)
Geo 309 – Environmental Justice (Ecampus)
Geo 327 – Geography of Asia (On-site and Ecampus)
Geo 328 – Geography of Latin America


Hyrapiet, Shireen, & Greiner, A (2012). Calcutta’s Hand-Pulled Rickshaws: Cultural Politics and Place
       Making in a Globalizing City. Geographical Review, 102, 407-426.

Phillips, Brenda, Dave Neal, Thomas Wikle, Aswin Subanthore & Shireen Hyrapiet (2008) Mass fatality
       management after the Indian Ocean tsunami. Disaster Prevention and Management, 17, 681-697.