Maryam Aslany

Career Development Researcher
Person Type
Staff member

Dr Aslany is an economic sociologist of international development with research interests in the political economy of emerging markets and the environment, and climate-induced migration. She is particularly interested in innovative mixed methods in social-science research. In 2018, she received her doctorate in Economic Sociology from King’s College London. Her first monograph, Contested Capital, was published by Cambridge University Press (2020). The Book examines the dynamic processes of new class formation in the Indian countryside, and explores a large but previously neglected group – the rural middle class. 

Following her doctorate, she conducted a collaborative study of the political economy of climate-change adaptation in Fiji, which was funded by the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. In 2019, she joined Wolfson College as a Career Development Researcher, where she continued her research on climate change adaptation, with a comparative perspective on India. Her research is primarily based on mixed methods for handling large national data sets, quantitative field evidence, qualitative case material and social profiles.