Dr. Flora Roberts

Assistant Professor
Cultural History



Scholarly publications

Roberts, F. (2023). To Tame, Improve, Protect: Environmental Discourse in Soviet Graphic Satire, 1950s-1991. In Environmental Humanities in Central Asia: Relations Between Extraction and Interdependence Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Environmental-Humanities-in-Central-Asia-Relations-Between-Extraction-and/Croix-Penati/p/book/9781032423418


Scholarly publications

Roberts, F., & Féaux de la Croix, J. (2022). Big dam biographies in Central Asia: Tracing goals, actors, and impacts from World War II to the present day. In S. Dorondel, & S. Serban (Eds.), A New Ecological Order: Development and the transformation of nature in Eastern Europe (pp. 156-176). (Intersections: Histories of Environment, Science, and Technology in the Anthropocene). University of Pittsburgh Press.
Roberts, F. (2022). Rival Eco-Anxieties: Legacy of Soviet Water Management in the Syr Darya Basin. Security and Human Rights, 34, 41-52. https://brill.com/view/journals/shrs/32/1-4/article-p41_004.xml?language=en


Scholarly publications

Roberts, F. J. H. C., & Baialieva, G. (2021). Memories of Social Mobility and Environmental Change: Dam Builders of the Naryn–Syr Darya. Global Environment. https://doi.org/10.3197/ge.2021.140203
Roberts, F. J. H. C., & Lemon, E. (2021). Tajikistan: From Reconciliation to Post-Reconciliation. In The Steppe and Beyond: Studies on Central Asia (pp. 199-247). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-9093-1_6


Scholarly publications

Roberts, F. J. H. C. (2020). Of Rivers and Dams in Central Asia: Storytelling and Environmental History: Experiences from Germany and Italy. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany. https://doi.org/10.5282/RCC/9116


Scholarly publications

Roberts, F. (2018). A controversial dam in stalinist central Asia: Rivalry and “fraternal cooperation” on the Syr Darya. Ab Imperio. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/703015/pdf


Scholarly publications

Roberts, F. (2017). A time for feasting? Autarky in the Tajik Ferghana Valley at war, 1941–45. https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2016.1202193