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Nabeela Ahmed

Nabeela Ahmed

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Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • Geography and the environment

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Nabeela Ahmed is an interdisciplinary researcher interested in social exclusion, migration and state-citizen relations in post-colonial urban contexts; and in using participatory qualitative methods to understand these areas.

She completed her doctorate at the University of Sussex, Department of Geography, based on research in western India, exploring urban migrant access to citizen entitlements and urban resources. At the University of Sussex, Nabeela taught Geographies of Development and Inequality for undergraduates. 

Previously she worked with multiple NGOs in South Asia, including BRAC in Bangladesh and various civil society organisations across India, working mainly on education and gender initiatives in urban slum settlements. She also worked and published with the ‘Gender Adolescence Global Evidence (GAGE)’ project with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Make All Voices Count Social Accountability programme on South Asia with the Institute of Development Studies.


  • Urban experiences of vulnerability and exclusion
  • Internal migration
  • State-citizen relations
  • Using participatory and innovative qualitative methods to understand the above areas

Further details

Please see Nabeela's Research Staff Profile for further details.