Name: Ashiqur Rahman, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, The University of South Florida

Contact Details: Department of Anthropology, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620, USA Email:, Website:

Statement of interest: My research focuses on the human dimension of environmental change, livelihood, governance, and international  development. Through the anthropological lens, I investigate challenges people face posed by environmental change and how they cope with the negative effects of that change in general, and particularly in developing countries. As part of my doctoral study, I conducted research on the role of governance in adaptation to climate change. More specifically, how corruption, uneven power relations, and social exclusion shape livelihood resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change in Bangladesh. I conducted long term fieldwork with coastal inhabitants in Bangladesh, who depend on Sundarbans, the world’s largest single block mangrove forest, which is also a UNESCO heritage site.

Geographical/topical interest: Geographically my research is concentrated in South Asia particularly Bangladesh. Currently I am focusing on Non-economic Loss and Damage in the face of climate change.