Alison Heslin, PhD

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Data and Methods

Research Topics

My research projects use data from various sources at multiple scales, including remote sensing of urban area extents, environmental changes, and land use types, as well as data on internal and international displacement, newspaper, survey and interview data.


The data are analyzed using a combination of  methods, including regression, longitudinal data analysis, hazard modeling, comparative case studies, and qualitative data analysis. 

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.