Message posted on 10/06/2024

Online talk: Dr Camelia Dewan "Misreading Climate Change in Bangladesh" 12 June

Dear Colleagues, This is a kind reminder that you are very welcome to join us for our 8th MoMO - Moving Mobilities Online talk this Wednesday 12 June. This series of online talks are organized by AnthroMOB, the thematic network on anthropology and mobility of EASA. You can see some of our previous talks here:

On Wednesday 12th June, 16.00 CEST (15.00 BST) Camelia Dewan will give an online talk titled Misreading Climate Change in Bangladesh: From floods and food security to gendered migration. Please join us at:

Abstract Perilously close to sea level and vulnerable to floods, erosion, and cyclones, Bangladesh is one of the top recipients of development aid earmarked for climate change adaptation. Yet to what extent do adaptation projects address local needs and concerns? Combining environmental history and ethnographic fieldwork with development professionals, rural farmers, and landless women, Camelia Dewan critiques development narratives of Bangladesh as a =E2=80=9Cclimate change victim=E2=80=9D. In this seminar, D= r Dewan will draw on the concept of =E2=80=98climate reductive translations=E2=80=99 to = understand current misreadings of floods, food security and migration in coastal Bangladesh that create flawed causal narratives that ultimately risk exacerbating climatic threats and structural inequalities.

Dr. Camelia Dewan is an environmental anthropologist focusing on the anthropology of development and Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology at Uppsala University (Sweden) examining the socio-environmental effects of shipbreaking in Bangladesh. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and Environment from the University of London (SOAS/Birkbeck) and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Dept of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo (2018-23). Dr. Dewan is the author of Misreading the Bengal Delta: Climate Change, Development and Livelihoods in Coastal Bangladesh and co-editor of two special issues =E2= =80=93 "Fluid Dispossessions: Contested Waters in Capitalist Natures=E2=80=9D (Eth= nos: Journal of Anthropology) and "Scaled Ethnographies of Toxic Flows" (Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space).

Looking forward to seeing you online,

Maarja Kaaristo On behalf of Team AnthroMOB

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