IBS Associations

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, CU Population Center

Brief Biography

I am interested in ‘non-migration of people at risks’ and climate change adaptation (why don’t the people at risk migrate, and how do they survive in a vulnerable environment?) and the role of their short-term migration in shaping long-term non-migration.

My current research focuses on the historical grounding of non-migration (the reasons why people voluntarily remain in place and how the social, environmental, and political regime contributes to staying put). I employ both qualitative and quantitative methods in field research and have a regional focus on Bangladesh and India.

Overall, my background includes research into the field of environmental (non-)migration, refugee and rehabilitation, disaster risk reduction (DRR), rural development planning, climate culture, vulnerability and resilience analysis, and social science research methodology.