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Dr Ehsan Kabir

Research Associate

Ehsan Kabir

LEC Building

LA1 4YQ

Lancaster

Research overview

My research interests include drivers of livelihood, youth entrepreneurs for development, adaptation to climate change and forced migration. My research so far involved both qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse issues and challenges associated with climate vulnerability, internal displacement and refugee crises in the global south. I am experienced in conducting extended fieldwork in challenging environment and using cultural lens to the study of people’s lives and experiences.

Career Details

Ehsan joined Lancaster University in June 2020. Currently he is working on an exciting international project GCRF LIVING DELTAS HUB focusing on 3 major deltas in Asia, The Red River, The Mekong & The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna. Ehsan’s main focus involves the patterns and drivers of livelihood shifts, with specific focus on young entrepreneurs’ role in diversifying livelihoods. Before that (May 2019 - May 2020), he worked at University of South Wales in an inter-disciplinary research project that explored the experience of violence and loss of dignity among the forcibly displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh and Internally Displaced People in Afghanistan.

Ehsan holds a PhD in Environmental Studies (2014-2018) from Griffith University Australia. His thesis compares different drivers of vulnerability that are influencing individual’s decisions to migrate from their geographic origins in Bangladesh. He also worked as a Sessional Lecturer (teaching staff) at Griffith University and taught courses - Global Environmental Challanges; and, Climate Change and Sustainable Growth in Asia. Prior to that, he worked as an Assistant Professor (2012-2014) at Dhaka School of Economics, a constituent institution of the University of Dhaka. Ehsan also worked as a Lecturer at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (2010-2011).

Earlier, Ehsan completed a MA in International Development and Environmental Analysis from Monash University Australia and Bachelor’s degree in social science from Independent University Bangladesh.

At LEC, he works with Dr Manoj Roy to research the patterns and drivers of livelihood shifts, with specific focus on young entrepreneurs’ role in diversifying livelihoods.

Thesis Title

Unpacking drivers of vulnerability on internal migration in areas prone to drought and riverine erosion in North-West Bangladesh

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