Cherry Briggs

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Qualifications
MBiochem (Oxford), MSc (UCL), MRes (SOAS)
Email address
666392@soas.ac.uk
Thesis title
The politics and ethics of climate change adaptation in Sri Lanka's Dry Zone (working title)

Biography

Following an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, I trained in education and spent several years living and working in Sri Lanka and Colombia. My time overseas inspired me to take an MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology when I returned to the UK. Whilst living in Sri Lanka I had frequently travelled to the Dry Zone and had learned of the problems rural farming communities were experiencing as a result of the changing climate, and the challenges adaptation was likely to bring. Believing that anthropology's methods could contribute new perspectives on this, I applied for and was awarded an ESRC studentship to undertake an ethnographic study of climate change adaptation in the region.

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