Hi everyone! I’m Saher Hasnain, currently employed at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
I am an environmental geographer with interests in food systems, food environments, and urban health issues. my doctoral thesis focused on the influence of factors like fuel scarcities and terrorism on food systems transformations, food consumption, and spatial mobility in urban Pakistan (publications forthcoming!). I have previously worked on interdisciplinary approaches to studying environmental health issues in urban areas at the University of Pennsylvania, and policy proposals for the development of national level energy management cultures at Bahria University, with The National Energy Conservation Center, Government of Pakistan. Science fiction, video games, watching short films, planning trips away, and finding strange vintage ads are some of my favorite diversions.
What I’m up to these days:
I’m at the Education Coordinator for the IFSTAL program, a collaboration of five higher education institutions pioneering a learning community and resource on food systems thinking. To learn more about IFSTAL and what it’s all about, click here, or contact me directly.
On the side, I’m working on a variety of articles, for the blog and for academic journals, which I will post as soon as they are ready. I’m also adding a couple of new categories here that will widen the scope of what I’ve been writing before.
My CV: Contains selected items from my professional and academic doings.