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Dr Katarzyna Cieslik

Lecturer in Human Geography

PhD, MSc, MA


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Lecturer in Human Geography in the Department of GeographyS109+44 (0) 191 33 41830

Biography

I am a lecturer at the Department of Geography, Durham University, specializing in Development Studies. My research focuses on the interactions among society, technology and environment, and their implications for sustainable development in the Global South. Through critical political economy frameworks, I investigate the role of technology in both exacerbating and alleviating the tensions between work/livelihoods and environmental conservation.

I pursue an actively international and interdisciplinary research agenda: I have been a research associate at Cambridge University, visiting researcher at Yale University’s Agrarian Studies Centre and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wageningen. I have conducted research in Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Colombia, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Burundi.

My research is highly practice-oriented; I have cooperated with the UNICEF and UNESCO agencies and a number of local NGOs in Africa (FVS Amade, FARA, CIP), South America (CONDESAN, AGAPE), and Asia (Practical Action, Mountain Societies Research Institute).

Publications

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  • Barford, Anna & Cieslik, Katarzyna (2019). Making a life: a youth employment agenda. Cambridge University: Murray-Edwards College Report.
  • Cieslik, Katarzyna, Giani, Marco, Muñoz Mora, Juan Carlos, Ngenzebuke, Rama Lionel & Verwimp, Philip (2015). Green Energy Project 'Lumiére': Report of the Baseline Survey. UNICEF Burundi Working Paper.
  • Cieslik, Katarzyna, Giani, Marco, Muñoz Mora, Juan Carlos, Ngenzebuke, Rama Lionel & Verwimp, Philip (2015). Inequality in Education, School-dropouts and Adolescent Lives in Burundi.