Hugh Roland

Credentials: Kiribati

2018 SKJ Fellow

Hugh Roland is a PhD student in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. He is a sociology minor and an affiliate of the Center for Demography and Ecology and the Center for Culture, History, and the Environment. His research interests focus on climate change related human migration, health disparities, and issues of power and structural inequality. Before attending UW Madison, he worked in public health policy and economic justice advocacy in the Bay Area and received an MA in international history from the London School of Economics, where he studied anticolonial movements. His research in Kiribati explores theories of environmental migration and possible poverty traps that may restrict adaptation options.

Read Hugh Roland’s fellowship report here.