is an Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and the Associate Dean for International Programs at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. She specializes in global environmental politics with an emphasis on water and energy. Her book -- State Making and Environmental Cooperation: Linking Domestic Politics and International Politics in Central Asia
(MIT Press 2002) --was the recipient of the 2003 Chadwick Alger Prize and the 2003 Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize. She has co-authored -- Oil is not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States (Cambridge University Press 2010),
which was shortlisted for the 2012 Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) book award 2012. Currently, she is co-editing a volume entitled, Water and Post-conflict Peacebuilding: Shoring Up Peace
(Earthscan Press, forthcoming). Dr. Weinthal is a co-director of the Borderwork(s) Lab in the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute. She is a member of the UNEP Expert Group on Conflict and Peacebuilding. Since 2011, she is an Associate Editor at Global Environmental Politics.