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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, gender
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

2018: Edinburgh Award for Professionalism in Community Engagement

2015:  The Toni Kearton Prize for Best Masters Dissertation in the SSPS

Memberships:

Not Just Energy Futures Group, University of Edinburgh

SSPS PGT Peer Mentorship Scheme, University of Edinburgh

Safe & Responsible Field Research working group, University of Edinburgh

Centre for African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Fellowships:

2018: Invisible Dust, Under Her Eye Fellow, London

2017: MaRS StudioY Systems Change Fellow, Toronto

Other Achievements:

Co-founder, Refugee705

Completed the Edinburgh half-marathon (2018), Toronto Scotiabank maraton (2017),  Great Lakes half-marathon (2015), Massey Half-marathon (2013)

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