Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Anthropology
University of South Florida

Research


Current projects
2016-Ongoing
Tiger widow project, Long term research to investigate how environmental change contribute to social exclusion and vis-a-vis.

2013-Ongoing
UNU Resilience Academy researcher, United Nations University-EHS coordinated research on the theme of “Livelihood resilience in the face of climate change”. A multidisciplinary international group of researchers that conducts applied research on climate change related issues and share research findings, meet once every year. The academy includes leading climate scientists including several IPCC authors.

Completed projects

Doctoral Dissertation research: Governance Matters: Power, Resilience, Development, and Climate Change in Bangladesh

Done six months intensive fieldwork in rural Bangladesh; used survey, interview, FGD, and participant observation methods. Analyzed data using both qualitative and quantitative software

Climate Change in Bangladesh project, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA), School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, worked as a research associate from August 2010-May 2012, August-December 2014

Tucson Refugee Project, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA), School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, worked as a research associate from August 2011-December 2011

MSC thesis research Salt is killing us: Salinity and livelihood in a Bangladesh village, three months fieldwork in coastal Bangladesh to investigate livelihood adaptation strategies in the face of salt water intrusion. Two peer-reviewed article is produced based on this study

Health seeking behavior of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) children, a WHO project implemented by icddr’b worked as a field investigator under the supervision of Late Dr. KMA Aziz, January-March 2000

News


I talked on livelihood resilience as one of the six panelists organized by The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at Washington DC on December 4, 2014. The talk was titled Living Through Extremes: Building Livelihood Resilience Across Sectors and Countries. The program is available here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSbFpR1vW7s