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Heather Randell is an environmental sociologist and demographer studying migration, the social and health impacts of climate change, and rural livelihoods. Her current project at SESYNC examines the effects of climate variability on educational attainment and livelihoods in rural Ethiopia and across the Global Tropics. Through linking household survey data to climate data, she seeks to understand how climate variability impacts school enrollment, grade completion, and child labor among rural, agricultural households. Heather completed her PhD in Sociology at Brown University in 2016. Her dissertation research used longitudinal household survey and semi-structured interview data to understand the social processes underlying forced migration due to the Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon, as well as the socioeconomic and well-being impacts of displacement.
|Forced Migration and Changing Livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon||
Nov 10, 2016
Article published in Rural Sociology.
|Could Climate Change Keep Kids Out of School?||
Nov 03, 2016
Article in National Geographic: Voices.
|Could Climate Change Keep Kids Out of School? Q&A With Environmental Sociologist Heather Randell||
Nov 02, 2016
Article in New Security Beat.
|Climate variability and educational attainment: Evidence from rural Ethiopia||
Nov 01, 2016
Article published in Global Environmental Change.
|The Short-Term Impacts of Development-Induced Displacement on Wealth and Subjective Well-Being in the Brazilian Amazon||
Jul 26, 2016
Article published in World Development.
|RE: A Socio-Environmental Perspective on International Migration||
Jul 21, 2016
Response article published in Science.