Jenia Mukherjee

Principal Investigator for India

Jenia, Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a transdisciplinary researcher on water-society relations. She is currently engaged in several international projects to explore coastal risks and resilience dynamics in transboundary Sundarbans and urban deltas and wetlands from diverse settings (of the global North and South). She is the recipient of World Social Science Fellowship (2013), Australian Leadership Award Fellowship (2010 and 2015), Salzburg Global and Nippon Foundation Fellowship (2020), and Global CoreNet Award (2021) for her work on community livelihoods in the volatile delta ecologies of the global South. She is keen to coproduce knowledge in collaboration with other social stakeholders and identify creative communication strategies through which it can disseminate among wider communities, towards meaningful and sustained impacts.

Jenia is the Indian Principal Investigator for ENGAGE4Sundarbans, providing research coordination and outreach support to the Indian team, collaborating with ULAB, Bangladesh and UNIL, Switzerland. Apart from her research contributions, her (long-term) agenda is to mobilize research communities and practitioners with the SOR4D-driven action framework through lectures, policy talks, MOOCs, and other policy relevant, field-oriented outputs (such as training manuals, user brochures, etc.).