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Jason Cons, ‘Climatic Territories in Deltaic Bangladesh: Constructing and Contesting Experimental Zones’
February 29, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This lecture is by Jason Cons, a research assistant professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin. The lecture is hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cons works borders in South Asia and on agrarian change and rural development. He has conducted extensive qualitative research in Bangladesh on a range of issues including disputed territory along the India-Bangladesh border, the social impacts of shrimp aquaculture in coastal areas and recipient experiences with micro-credit. He is completing a manuscript titled Sensitive Space: Anxious Territory at the India-Bangladesh Border. In 2014, he initiated a new project on climate refugees.
Cons has served as the director of research and project design at the Goldin Institute in Chicago. Prior to UT-Austin, he was an assistant professor of international relations at Bucknell University. Cons’s work has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, Oxfam America, the Atkinson Center for Sustainability at Cornell University, the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies. He completed his degree in development sociology at Cornell University in 2011.