Why do people at the margins often experience a disproportionate burden of environmental stresses in climate- vulnerable locations? How do the local, regional, or national policies respond to those inequalities? This project approaches these questions from a transdisciplinary and transregional perspective comparing Rakhine ethnic minorities in the south central coastal Bangladesh and low-caste scheduled Munda tribe in the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The aim of this transregional research is to create a critical foundation for the collective understanding of the multidimensional aspects of the social vulnerability of minorities across the upper Bay of Bengal region.
Professor, Khulna University, Bangladesh
Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Associate Professor of Political Science, Boise State University