Yasmin Ali Khan is a 3rd year Doctoral Researcher of Human Geography in the Geography and Planning Department, and the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Her supervisor is Deborah Cowen. Her current work explores the unintended consequences of Rohingya refugee humanitarian aid on non-refugees in Bangladesh. Her research focuses on the socio-environmental consequences of refugee aid policies, the impact of camp geographies, and gendered repercussions of refugee aid. Her first publication “In the camp but not of the camp. The incorporation of Bangladeshi host communities in Rohingya refugee camps” is forthcoming in the journal Geoforum.

Yasmin has worked in international development, water resource management, and journalism in Mexico, Bolivia and India. She was a visiting researcher with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Dhaka for 3 years. She was director of the Mexico City-based foreign policy magazine The Americas Program exploring the repercussions of U.S. intervention in the Americas for the Center for International Policy. Yasmin is a Connaught International Scholarship Award holder and a two-time Fulbright Scholar. She has an MA in water resource management, an MA in community & regional planning, and a BA in journalism all from the University of New Mexico.

Yasmin’s academic interests are:

  • Critical humanitarian aid studies
  • Forced migration
  • Camp geographies
  • Gender and development
  • Climate change 
  • Feminist ethnographic research methods

Visiting GRITIM-UPF from January 8th until March 13th, 2020.

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