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Megan Douglas

Megan Douglas
Name
Megan Douglas
Title
Organisation
International Development School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
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Research Interests
International development, energy security, Humanitarian intervention, ethnography, Migration and development, Refugee studies, Forced displacement, energy justice, sustainable energy
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/international_development/megan_douglas

Research Project Description
My research is an ethnograpic exploration of the intersection of sustainable energy technologies and informal livelihoods within refugee camps in Sub-Saharan Africa. I am particularly interested in understanding the livelihood strategies of refugees connected with off-grid energy generation and storage; energy infrastructures and their effect on refugee exchange networks; informal market approaches to increasing access to cleaner and more modern energy solutions.

Qualifications:
2017-present: PhD in International Development, University of Edinburgh
2014-2015: MSc in International Development, University of Edinburgh
2008-2012: BSc Hons in Political Science, University of Toronto

Academic Awards: 
2017-2020:  Perfect Storms: Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship
2015:  The Toni Kearton Prize for Best Masters Dissertation in the SSPS

Supervisors: 
Dr Jamie Cross, Social Anthropology
Dr Jean-Benoit Falisse, Centre of African Studies