New Director of Studies on the Lumid programme
Dear Lumid students,
Dr. Srilata Sircar has been the Director of Studies for Lumid since early 2018. This summer she received the information that she, in stiff competition, was selected for a position at King's College in London. We congratulate Srilata to her new position! Looking back, we are grateful for her dedicated and professional work both as Director of Studies and as a teacher in several Lumid courses. In both capacities Srilata has contributed a lot to the strengthening and development of the program! It has been a true pleasure to work together and we wish you the best of luck with your new position.
Luckily, Lumid has been able to attract a new Director of Studies, Dr Vasna Ramasar. Vasna joins the LUMID team as Director Studies from 01 September 2018. Vasna brings to LUMID an interdisciplinary background with academic degrees in development studies, geology, environmental science, human geography and sustainability science from South Africa, UK and Sweden. She has been a researcher and lecturer at Lund University for several years teaching mainly across development studies, environmental management and human ecology programmes. Her research is framed within the broad field of critical political ecology and she seeks to bring an interdisciplinary perspective to questions of development and sustainability. She has recently focused her research on the politics of scale and justice within developmental and environmental governance applied in the areas of energy, health, water and the SDGs.
We are very happy that Vasna accepted to take on the assignment and we look forward to the cooperation. Srilata and Vasna have already started the processes of shifting leadership and they will work together to make the transfer smooth.
On behalf of the Steering Committee of Lumid
Professor Magnus Jirström, Chair