PhD with Leila Harris, 2021, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh
Sameer graduated with expertise in the social dimensions of climate impacts, adaptations, and transformations in the global South. His Ph.D. explored the concept and practice of livelihood water security, with a specific empirical focus on how state-driven efforts to create “drought-free” villages in Maharashtra, India, were re-shaping livelihood water access and distribution patterns. After graduating, he took on a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Policy & Disaster Management with the University of Pittsburgh, where he analyzes disaster resource allocation processes of energy and water restoration in the aftermath of compounding climate disasters in Puerto Rico.
Last updated July 2022
Beyond Local Case Studies in Political Ecology: Spatializing Agricultural Water Infrastructure in Maharashtra Using a Critical, Multimethods, and Multiscalar Approach (Annals of the American Association of Geographers)
How do farmers adapt to agricultural risks in northern India? An agent-based exploration of alternate theories of decision-making (Journal of Environmental Management)
A “drought-free” Maharashtra? Politicising water conservation for rain-dependent agriculture (Water Alternatives)