Felicia Graham

Graduate Student
MA Cohort 2012

Office Hours

TUES. 3:30-5:30 PM

Office Location

SSMS 2110


political economy, sustainable development and the environment;

development theory, political economy, oil and energy politics


Felicia Graham earned her B.A. in Political Science and History from the Univeristy of California, San Diego, focusing on Latin American and Middle Eastern history and politics. Her senior thesis explored the history of Iraq's development in relation to its oil industry, explicating the intimate connection between economic growth, social stability, and natural resources. 

After graduating Felicia spent time working as an after school instructor and later as a counselor in mental health. Felicia is Co-Founder and Managing Editor at Watching World Energy - an online international energy journal - where she writes and researches on the development of energy resources in the Americas. 

At UC Santa Barbara's MAGIS program Felicia's emphasis is in Political Economy, Sustainable Development and the Environment. Her research explores how oil production fosters both conflict and resistance in Latin American communities. For her internship summer/fall 2013, Feliciai conducted field research on the economic and socio-cultural impacts of oil production in Colombia's eastern departments of Norte de Santander and Meta, working closely with the National Indigenous Organization (ONIC).


Conference Proceedings
Graham, Felicia, 2013. Social Impacts of Resource Extraction: A Comparative Examination of Andean latin America & Implications for Rising Colombia. Paper presented at the North America Global Studies Conference, “Surviving the Future: Owning the World or Sharing the Commons.” Los Angeles, California. 8 June 2013.
Graham, Felicia. Social Impacts of Resource Extraction: A Comparative Examination of Andean Latin America & Implications for Rising Colombia. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. Issue 1-2, Volume 13, December 2013. 
2013 "2013 Report: XXII La Jolla Energy Conference," Institute of the Americas 
2013 "Conference debates the Americas' oil, gas boom," Watching World Energy 
2012 “Rebalancing Energy Markets: Implications of Unconventional Resources in the Americas,” Institute of the Americas and Watching World Energy 
2012 “Energy Security Asia Pacific: East of Hormuz,” (quarterly report). Watching World Energy
2012 “Mexico: Presidential showdown promises energy reform,” Watching World Energy
2012 “Unconventionals in the Americas,” Watching World Energy and The Institute of the Americas
2012 “The America’s: Asia’s game-changer,” Watching World Energy
2012 “IEA: Argentina nationalization ‘clouds investment climate,’” Watching World Energy
2012 “Conference to Debate the Americas’ Contribution to Global Energy Supplies,” Watching World Energy
2010 “Conversation with Civil and Human Rights Lawyer Paul Hoffman,” Prospect Journal of International Affairs, UCSD
Book Reviews
2012 “Review: ‘Wars of Plunder,’” Watching World Energy
2012 “Review: ‘The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources,’” Watching World Energy
2012 “Review: ‘Power Plays: Energy Options in the Age of Peak Oil,’” Watching World Energy
2012 “Review: ‘Monsoon: the Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power,’” Watching World Energy


  • GLOBL 1 - Global His/Cult/Ideol; FALL 2012
  • SOC185 DG - Dev/Global Theory; WINTER 2013
  • GLOBL 2 - Global Cult/&Ethics; SPRING 2013
  • GLOBL 110 - Global Cult/&Ethics; WINTER 2014
  • GLOBL 157 - Global MEDIA; SPRING 2014