Selected Publications


  • Jepson, W., Amber Wutich, and Leila Harris. (submitted, June 2018) “Water-Security Capabilities and the Human Right to Water” for Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus (Eds.), The Right to Water (2nd Edition), Earthscan, New York and London
  • Young, Sera, Godfred Boeteng, Torsten Neilands, Josh Miller, Shalean Collins, Alexandra Brewis, Ed Frongillo,Wendy Jepson, Hugo Melgar-Quinoes, Roseanne Schuster, Justin Stoler, Amber Wutich (accepted). “A Protocol for the Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Household Water Insecurity Across Cultures: The Household Water InSecurity Experiences (HWISE) scale” British Medical Journal Open
  • Alexandra Brewis, Asher Rosinger, Amber Wutich, Ellis Adams, Lee Cronk, Amber Pearson, Cassandra Workman, Sera Young, and the HWISE Consortium*. (accepted). Water Sharing, reciprocity, and need: A comparative study of inter-household water transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Economic Anthropology.  *HWISE consortiumco-authors are (alphabetically): Mobolanle Balogun, Michael Boivin, Jessica Budds, Shalean Collins, Asiki Gershim, Leila Harris, Wendy Jepson, Kenneth Maes, Patrick Mbullo, Joshua Miller, Chad Staddon, Justin Stoler, Raymond Tutu, Yihenew Tesfaye, Alex Trowell, and Desire Tshala-Katumbay
  • Wutich, A., J. Budds, W. Jepson, L. Harris, E. Adams, A. Brewis, L. Cronk, C. DeMyers, K. Maes, T. Marley, J. Miller, A. Pearson, A. Rosinger, R. Schuster, J. Stoler, C. Staddon, P. Wiessner, C. Workman, S.L. Young. (2018) “Household Water Sharing: A Review of Water Gifts, Exchanges, and Transfers Across Cultures.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Water.  
  • Audrey Joslin* and Wendy Jepson (2018) “Constructing Territory and Authority through Market-based Conservation in Ecuador’s Andes” Geoforum 10-20 
  • Bruno, Tianna* and Wendy Jepson. (2018) “Market Environmental Justice: EPA Environmental Justice Showcase Community Project in Port Arthur, Texas” Local Environment 23 (3) 276-292 
  • Wutich, A. Jessica Budds, Emma Norman, Wendy Jepson, Kathleen O’Reilly, Sameer H. Shah, Leila Harris, Jamie Shinn, and Sera Young (2017) “Advancing Methods for Research on Household Water Insecurity: Studying Entitlements and Capabilities, Socio-cultural dynamics, and Political Processes, Institutions and Governance” Water Security 1(2)​ 
  • Jepson, Wendy, Jessica Budds, Emma Norman, Amber Wutich, Kathleen O’Reilly, Sameer H. Shah, Leila Harris, Jamie Shinn, and Sera Young (2017) “Advancing Water Security for Human Development: A Relational Perspective” Water Security 1(1)
  • Jepson, Wendy, Amber Wutich, Godfred Boeteng, Shalean Collins, and Sera Young. (2017) “Progress in Household Water Insecurity Metrics: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective in the Social Sciences” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Water 4(3)
  • Christian Brannstrom, Mary Tilton, Andrew Klein, Wendy Jepson (2015) “Spatial Distribution of Estimated Wind-Power Royalties in West Texas,” LAND 4(4), 1182-1199 
  • Jepson, W., & Vandewalle, E. (2016). Household water insecurity in the Global North: a study of rural and peri-urban settlements on the Texas–Mexico border. The Professional Geographer 68 (1), 66-81
  • Vandewalle, E., & Jepson, W. (2015). Mediating water governance: point-of-use water filtration devices for low-income communities along the US–Mexico border. GEO: Geography and Environment 2107121.
  • Jepson, W. and C Brannstrom (2015) “Techno-nature and the scaling of water governance” in E. Norman, C. Cook, and A. Cohen (eds) Negotiating Scale in Water Governance. London: Ashgate Publications
  • Jepson, W. and H. L. Brown* (2014) “‘If no gasoline, no water’: Privatizing drinking water quality in south Texas colonias” Environment and Planning A 46 (5): 1032-1048
  • Jepson, W. (2014) “Measuring a ‘no-win’ waterscape: Experience-based scales and classification approaches to measure household water security in colonias on the US-Mexico Border” Geoforum (51): 107-120.
  • Jepson, W., C. Brannstrom, and N. Persons* (2012) “‘We don’t take the pledge’: Environmentality and environmental skepticism in the epicenter of US wind energy development” Geoforum (43): 851-863
  • Jepson, W. (2012) “Claiming water, claiming space: Contested legal geographies of water in south Texas”  Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(3):614-631
  • Brannstrom, C., W. Jepson, and N. Persons*. (2011) “Social Perspectives of Wind-Energy Development in West Texas” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101(4):839-851.
  • Jepson, W., Brannstrom, C., Filippi, A. (2010). Access Regimes and Regional Land Change in the Brazilian Cerrado, 1972-2002.  Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(1):87-111.


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