Choyon Kumar Saha

Dipika Majumder
August 14, 2018
Lukas Bosch
April 29, 2020

Choyon, a Bangladeshi, is a MA student of two-year thesis route program in Environmenal Policy Institute (EPI) at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University. He obtained Bachelor and Master degree in Sociology from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2007 and 2008 respectively. His master’s thesis in sociology focused on “the nature of vulnerability and resilience in risk reduction of cyclone affected people” that subsequently published from Natural Hazards in 2015. In 2012, he worked as Associate Coordinator (Research and Advocacy) in Unnayan Shamannay—one of the leading think tank in Bangladesh. He also worked as research associate, field research investigator and research officer under the development projects of different organizations and donor agencies. Before coming to EPI in 2017, he served as full-time faculty member in the Deparment of Sociology at Jagannath University, Bangladesh since 2013, where he taught different undergraduate and graduate courses.

His MA research in EPI underlines the community dynamics in transnational eco-certification and social license in aquaculture sectors. His research interests broadly cover climate change and livelihoods, adaptation policy, disaster risk reduction, environmental policy, environmental sociology.

Selected Publications

 Saha, C.K. 2017. Dynamics of climatic and anthropogenic stressors in risking island-char livelihoods: a case of northwestern Bangladesh, Asian Geographer, 34 (2): 107-129. Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

Saha, C.K., Hosain, J. 2016. Impact of brick kilning industry in peri-urban Bangladesh, International Journal of Environmental Studies, 73(4): 491–501. Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

Saha, C.K., Barman, R. 2015. Drought and livelihoods: Understanding the impacts on dryland smallholders’ and adaptation challenges in northern Bangladesh, Journal of Social Studies, 147:49-72. Center for Social Studies.

Saha, C.K. 2015. Dynamics of Disaster-induced Risk in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh: An Analysis on Tropical Cyclone Aila 2009. Natural Hazards, 75 (1): 727-754. Springer.

Kamal, M.A., Saha, C.K. 2014. Targeting Social Policy and Poverty Reduction: A Case of Social Safety Net Programs in Bangladesh. Poverty and Public Policy, 6 (2): 195-211. John Wiley & Sons.

Saha, C.K. 2012. Dynamics of Risk Determinants Regarding Diarrhea Affected Slum Children in Urban Dhaka: A Dysfunctional Health Care System. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4(4): 304-313, Maxwell Scientific Organization.