Alison Heslin, PhD

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These projects use varied methods of data collection, such as gathering and coding newspaper articles, conducting in-depth interviews, geocoding and mapping events, and compiling existing quantitative datasets.

The analysis uses mixed methods, including regression, longitudinal data analysis, hazard models, GIS mapping, comparative case studies, and analyzing interview data. 

My research projects all focus on climate, food, and collective action.  My dissertation research addressed food security and collective action events in South Asia, including food riots in India and garment worker strikes in Bangladesh, and current projects look at the effects of climate on migration and conflict. 

​ In addition to projects on collective violence, I study the global food crisis, market instability in global food trade and the effects of climate change on populations' food-related vulnerability.