I was busy around Fall 2022 and could not quickly update new stuff on my website!
I finished my manuscript on network analysis of Somali internal displacement and submitted it to the Global Environmental Change. It is currently under review while its preprint is published in SSRN. One of my two-series papers is under review in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. I also collaborated with Lisa Thalheimer on the data inventory approach of migration datasets (under revision in Climate Risk Management). I am currently working on several projects: (1) migration network modeling (with Juan Rocha), (2) event coincidence analysis of disasters and conflicts (with Jonathan Donges and Wolf Barfuss), (3) cascading failures of the food market, (4) structural shift in polarization (with Denis Patterson and Simon Levin) and (5) socio-ecological networks (with Nico Wunderling).
I had several talks this semester: CEREAL Seminar at Princeton, Theoretical Tea at Princeton, Climate Mobility Research Symposium at Columbia, Climate Mobility Group Meeting at Princeton, and AGU Fall Meeting.
My talk at the AGU Fall Meeting. Thanks to Kyeungwoo Cho for the photo
I participated in the proposal with my SRC collaborators (led by Lan Wang-Erlandsson) as an in-kind collaborator. This proposal is titled "Understanding and managing Sweden’s exposure to water resilience risks in the Anthropocene" and was accepted by Swedish Research Council on Sustainable Development (Total ~$1.5M for four years).
I recently received the Writing in Science and Engineering (WSE) Postdoctoral Fellowship. It covers around a quarter of my stipend with additional payments for lectures. I will teach writing courses at the Princeton Writing Program.
I actively worked on organizational and service activities this fall. I started as a coordinator in the CEREAL (Conversation on Environment, Responsible Energy, And Life) Seminar supported by the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton. I have been organizing an in-person workshop on critical transitions at Princeton University. This workshop is tightly engaged with the Earth Resilience and Sustainability Initiative and is supported by Princeton’s Institute for International and Regional Studies, School of Public and International Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy, High Meadows Environmental Institute, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. I also started a Front Matter Panelist in the Journal Club of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). I serve as a postdoc representative of the Climate Committee in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, organizing postdoc-faculty meetings and office hours to discuss diversity and inclusion within the department.