Adrian Parr is the Director of the Taft Research Center and Professor of Environmental Politics and Cultural Criticism at the University of Cincinnati. In 2013 she was appointed as a UNESCO water chair. She has published numerous books and articles and has been interviewed by The New York Times for her views on climate change as a crime against humanity. She has written Op-Ed pieces for Al Jazeera, World Financial Review, LA Review of Books, and the European. She is the Producer, Co-Editor (with Sean Hughes), and Writer of the award winning documentary, The Intimate Realities of Water. She lives in Cincinnati with her three children and husband Michael Zaretsky.