Bishawjit Mallick
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
11. September 2017 - 15. September 2017

Bishawjit Mallick has a PhD in Regional Science (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany). In his PhD thesis, published in 2014 with KIT Publishing House, he explores the societal changes in a regime of increasing climatic events, particularly he focuses on the cyclone affected coastal communities in southwest Bangladesh. He identifies the manifestation of patron-client-relationship in the society as a consequence of imminent flow of external aid and its relevance to spatial planning. In addition, he explains disaster induced migration and its consequences to the society as major findings.

Bishawjit is interested in the political economy of non-migration in context of climate change adaptation (why don’t the people at risk migrate, and how do they survive at a vulnerable environment?) and the role of their short-term migration in shaping long-term non-migration. Currently, his research focus is on the qualitative assessment of the effects and the effectiveness of migrated livelihood as well as the quantification of the effects on their livelihood.

Prior to joining the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space as visiting fellow in September 2017, he held a lecturer position at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Institute of Regional Science) and a position as research fellow with Vanderbilt University, USA (Integrated Social, Environment Change Project in Bangladesh).