Sabina Shaikh

Sabina Shaikh is a Senior Instructional Professor and the Director of Academic Programs in the Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU) at the University of Chicago, where she is also a member of the Committee on Southern Asia Studies, faculty director of Chicago Studies, and the faculty co-lead of the Environmental Frontiers Initiative at the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation. Her courses include “Water: Economics, Policy and Society,” and “Urban Design with Nature.” Shaikh’s research focuses on connections between environmental change, livelihoods and migration in the Mekong basin of Cambodia; and on urban sustainability problems in the United States. Her work in the Mekong has recently been published in World DevelopmentThe Bulletin of the World Health Organization, and Migration and Development and she is the co-author of the new book Our Urban Future: An Active Learning Guide to Sustainable Cities, which was published by MIT Press in 2023.

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