NEW DISSERATION: Coastal Cambodians on the Move: The Interplay of Migration, Social Wellbeing and Resilience In Three Fishing Communities

Through qualitative work done among three coastal fishing villages in Koh Kong province in southwest Cambodia, U of Ottawa PhD Student Furqan Asif aims to contribute to a better understanding of the social dimensions of resilience by using a multidimensional (material, subjective, and relational) social wellbeing framework to not only better understand how migration affects the wellbeing of those who leave and those who stay, but also the implications on fishing as ‘a way of life’. His research focuses on understanding the role fishing plays, and the degree to which it impacts the wellbeing of fishers and their households in coastal Cambodia, in the context of migration.

Dr. Asif worked with UCRSEA partners at the Royal University of Phnom Penh during his research and contributed his expertise and energy to several UCRSEA events. Congratulations, Furqan!

Access Dr. Asif’s dissertation here  and learn more about his work at www.furqanasif.com

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Photo: Dr. Furqan Asif

Photo: Dr. Furqan Asif

Photo: Dr. Furqan Asif