MA with David Boyd, 2022
Lekha was an MA student at IRES, under the supervision of Dr. David Boyd. Her thesis research focused on the intersection of climate change and migration in Southern Africa, looking specifically at the experiences of cross-border migrants in South Africa. She is interested in climate justice and investigating the ways in which the people least responsible for climate change are often most affected by its consequences. She is eager to contribute towards efforts in the realms of climate/migrant justice and human rights using community engagement, legal and historical analysis, and interviews. Lekha graduated from Yale University with a double major in Environmental Studies and History, where her research centered on land reform and labour tenant rights in uMgungundlovu, South Africa. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, reading books and playing tennis.
Last updated January 2023