Telephone: +46 (0)8 16 20 00
E-mail: camelia.dewan@socant.su.se

Camelia is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of London and is concurrently a part-time teaching assistant at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, while writing up her PhD dissertation.

Research

Camelia’s interdisciplinary PhD research demonstrates how a simplified climate change narrative fails to comprehend the multitude of interlinked processes affecting livelihoods in Bangladesh’s coastal zone. It combines archival research with ethnography to create a historically informed conceptualisation of economic development, its environmental impact and how local populations experience such changes. The study deconstructs the notion of Bangladesh as a climate change ‘victim’ and discusses the way in which climate change as a development discourse may ignore processes of anthropogenic environmental degradation and increase vulnerability to climate risk.

Publications

2015

  • Dewan, Camelia, Aditi Mukherji, and Marie-Charlotte Buisson (2015) ‘Evolution of Water Management in Coastal Bangladesh: From Temporary Earthen Embankments to Depoliticized Community-Managed Polders’. Water International 40 (3): 401–16.

2014

  • Dewan, Camelia, Marie-Charlotte Buisson, and Aditi Mukherji (2014) ‘The Imposition of Participation? The Case of Participatory Water Management in Coastal Bangladesh’ in Humpreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M-C. Buisson, I. Pkinskis and M. Phillips (eds) Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices: Conference Proceedings. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF). 
  • Dewan, Camelia, Marie-Charlotte Buisson, and Aditi Mukherji (2014) ‘The Imposition of Participation? The Case of Participatory Water Management in Coastal Bangladesh’. Water Alternatives 7 (2): 342–66.

2013

  • Anger, J, Kiwanga, F and C. Dewan (2013) ‘Mid-term Review of the Institutional Strengthening Support to the Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania – ALAT’, Sida Decentralised Evaluation 2013:4, Sida: Stockholm

2012

  • Tropp H. and C. Dewan (2012) ”Changing International Perceptions of Public–Private Partnerships in Water Services” in Gunawansa and Bhullar (eds) Water Governance: An Evaluation of Alternative Architectures, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited: Cheltenham, UK.

Teaching

2016

  • Social Anthropology I