student : Samira SiddiqueMS, PhD

Samira is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group and researcher at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. Her research focuses on development for stateless people and migrants, most recently on energy access and the development priorities of UN agencies and NGOs in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. As a researcher at the Bangladesh-based International Centre for Climate Change and Development, she co-designed the first longitudinal environmental monitoring project in the Rohingya camps. Her related research is on climate change adaptation, development, and migration to urban slums in South and Southeast Asia. More broadly, she is interested in how displaced populations, refugees, and migrants are integrated into existing development frameworks, and in conceptualizing a new development paradigm for those that have been systematically “othered” and persecuted. Samira is a research fellow at the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, as well as a National Science Foundation Data Science fellow. She received her BA from Wesleyan University in the College of Social Studies and the College of the Environment.

Research:
ERG Water Group
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL)

Publications:
What does Development Mean for the Stateless?
Visualizing the Policy Challenge of Global Urbanization

Contact:
samirasiddique@berkeley.edu

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