Anika N. Haque
Assistant Professor in Human Geography and Environment
Dr Haque is a human geographer broadly interested in Urban inequality. Her research is interdisciplinary and situated at the intersection of society, environment and development. She is particularly interested in the everyday and embedded structural inequalities at city level. Her research is grounded in Systems thinking - not only for unpacking the complex interdisciplinary problems of the contemporary cities, but also to identify solutions and pathways to achieving the overlapping sustainable development goals in the global South. Much of her research over the last decade has empirically focused on cities around the global South (from Asia to Africa to Latin America).
Dr Haque’s research has three interrelated strands addressing the intersection of various sustainable development goals, namely climate action (goal 13), gender and economic inequality (goal 5 and 10), sustainable cities and communities (Goal 11) and energy access (goal 7).
- Climate change adaptation- primarily focusing on understanding the political economy in which livelihoods operate and the political ecology (including urban governance as well as socio-political processes) shaping the urban adaptation processes in low-income urban settlements (case study: Bangladesh, South Africa, Mexico).
Dr Haque was the Expert Reviewer & Internal Reviewer for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report for Climate Change.
- Gender vulnerability - exploring the ‘gendered’ vulnerability to urban risks and ways in which gendered considerations can be mainstreamed into public policies (case study: Bangladesh and India).
- Energy transitions- exploring ways in which ‘just’ energy transition pathways can be achieved addressing the dual challenge of limiting the danger of climate change and increasing socioeconomic inequality particularly across the Global South (case study: India and South Africa).
Dr Haque has an interdisciplinary (academic) background: PhD in Geography (University of Cambridge), Masters in Urban Management and Development (Erasmus University, The Netherlands) and Bachelor in Architecture (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology).