Migration is one of many ways by which people have adapted, and will continue to adapt, to the rapid environmental changes of the Anthropocene. Scholars now see migration as emerging from complex interplays of cultural, economic, social, and environmental processes.
Researcher Xin Wang will discuss a case study of the environmental migration process and outcomes in the Sanjiangyuan Area on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in China. She will propose suggestions for future understanding of the relationship of environmental migration and social inequality through new conceptual, empirical, methodological, policy, and communicative insights.
Xin Wang, Ph.D., is a lecturer and research/teaching assistant at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications.