Sameer is an Assistant Professor of Climate Adaptation in the School of Environmental & Forest Sciences at the University of Washington.
Trained as an environmental social scientist from the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability at The University of British Columbia, he holds expertise in the human dimensions of climate change vulnerability. He aims to understand how systemic marginalization, and climate-related change and disasters interact to create and amplify uneven water, food, and energy insecurities. He is particularly interested in analyzing the equity, justice, and sustainability outcomes of climate adaptation and disaster response at multiple scales. Through his research, he and his collaborators seek to advance interventions that reduce the disproportionately larger risks experienced by marginalized groups, and to shape long-term policy strategies that transform the underlying systems that heighten climate impacts.