Hello from Kolkata! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Raka Sen. I’m a rising third year in the Sociology PhD program (CAS). My research is in the Sundarbans in both India and Bangladesh — where I’m studying the gendered dimensions of climate change adaptation at a household level. I’m currently in Calcutta, and will mostly be in the Indian Sundarbans for the next month — so do let me know if any of you all are in the region!
I just finished up my work in the Bangladeshi Sundarbans and am in equal parts nervous and excited for my month or so in the Indian Sundarbans. I went to the same village last year, so it will be nice to see the same folks again and notice what has changed and what has stayed the same.
More very soon!