Her dissertation addressed the causes and mobilization processes of contemporary food riots based on qualitative data of riot mobilization in India and Bangladesh. She is expanding this research at IIASA using GIS mapping to understand how food, water, and climatic changes affect collective action and conflict globally.
Prior to joining IIASA, Heslin worked as a Visiting Professor at New York University. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Emory University in Atlanta, USA and is the second recipient of the IIASA Peter E. de Janosi Fellowship.
Funding: Peter E. de Janosi Fellowship
Program: World Population & Risk and Resilience Programs
Dates: April 2017 – present
Last edited: 12 February 2018
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