Equitable Coastal Communities

Transformations towards
Sustainability and Equity

We are interdisciplinary social scientists exploring sustainability challenges facing coastal communities: equity, vulnerability, resilience, marginality, and governance. Our research topics include climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, community-based management, and resource governance.

May 2024

Nara Wisesa received the 2023-2024 University of Rhode Island Writing Award in the category of Advocacy Writing (Graduate), for his paper titled "Hantu Laut: The Ghosts of Colonialism in Indonesia’s Marine Conservation”. Read more about it in the Writing Across URI website here.

April 2024

Nara Wisesa is highlighted in the URI's Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL) Graduate Student Spotlight for his work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Read more about it in the ATL website here.

July 2023

Nara Wisesa traveled to Rote Island, Indonesia for a scoping trip as part of his PhD preparation, read more about it in this blog post.

Han Le also traveled to Phu Yen, Viet Nam as part of the RIV research project and part of her PhD preparation, read more about in in this blog post.

28-29 June 2023 and 3-4 July 2023

EscSea research stakeholder workshops on the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for sustainable development were held in Viet Nam (June 28-29) and Indonesia (July 3-4): click here to learn more

20 June 2023

Nara Wisesa presented a poster titled Integrated Coastal Management Framework: Lessons Learned from Rote, Indonesia at the Fifth Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium in Singapore.

17 March 2023

Lisa Hiwasaki presented a paper titled “Vulnerability on the rise? Deconstructing sustainable development in Southeast Asian countries” at the Annual Conference of the International Studies Association in Montréal, Canada.

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