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Dr Daanish Mustafa

Dr Daanish Mustafa

Daanish MustafaReader

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7848 1667 

Department of Geography 
King's College London 
K7.41 King's Building 
Strand Campus 
WC2R 2LS   

Research Interests

  • Critical water resources geographies
  • Environmental hazards and climate risk
  • Critical Geographies of violence and terror
  • Problematising and environment and development


Daanish Mustafa obtained his BA in Geography from Middlebury College, VT, USA in 1991, MA was from University of Hawaii Manoa and PhD in Geography from University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests have been at the intersection of water resources, hazards and development geography. He also maintains an interest in researching geographies of violence in terror, particularly in Pakistan from a social theoretical perspective. Daanish's research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, National Environmental Research Council (NERC), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, and the Belmont Forum amongst others. He has published research based in South Asia, Central America, Southern United States, Central Asia, and South-West Asia. Daanish was the co-author of the first climate change response strategies for Pakistan in addition to being the lead author for the UNDP (Pakistan) five year flood response strategy. In addition, he has also undertaken policy related work with the Department for International Development (DFID), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Stimson Centre, and United States Institute for Peace (USIP).

While maintaining an active research, grant writing and publication profile, Daanish has also been engaged in teaching. He was the recipient of 2011 School of Social Sciences and Public Policy (SSPP) Excellence In Teaching Award. The teaching portfolio at the undergraduate and post-graduate level includes: Development and Environmentalism in the Global South, Disasters and Development, Critical Geographies of Terrorism and Environmental Thought. 

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