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Spring 2015

For the Spring semester 2015, SASA awarded travel grants to Jacco Visser Masters student in Asian Studies, Sharmin Rashid Master student in Social Studies of Gender, Sixten Lundquist and Anna Berggren Bachelor students in Developments Studies.

Jacco Visser

Jacco Visser, Masters student in Asian Studies, went to Dhaka, Bangladesh to look at how rural-urban migrants are included in the global economy and how this affects how they relate to local, national and global imaginaries.

Sharmin Rashid

Sharmin Rashid, student in the masters programme in Social Studies of Gender, carried out fieldwork in Mumbai and Hyderabad, India. Her project is entitled ”Vulnerability, Destitution and Criminalization of Beggary”.

Sixten Lundqvist

Sixten Lundqvist, Bachelors student in Developments Studies, travelled to Namche Bazaar in Nepal where he conducted research among Sherpas and examine welfare structures, focusing particularly on the risks of being a mountain guide and the economic and social consequences may have on individuals injuries and family.

Anna Berggren

Anna Berggren also a Bachelors student in Development Studies went to Mumbai, India, to do fieldwork on women’s empowerment and investigated the barriers for empowerment in micro-credit organizations.