Sara Vigil is a Research Fellow at SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute) Asia with the Gender, Environment, and Development research cluster. Her research explores the interconnections between climate change, migration, gender, and human rights. Sara holds a joint PhD degree in Social and Political Sciences and Development Studies from the University of Liege and from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. She also holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University Paris V-Sorbonne. Within HABITABLE, Sara leads WP8 on Gender and Social Equity.
Sara has worked on climate politics, land grabbing and migration particularly in Senegal and Cambodia. She has consulted on climate change and migration issues for several international organizations including the World Bank, the International Organization for Migration, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. She has been involved in several large international research projects on climate change and migration (MECLEP, HELIX, EDGE) and has lectured on international cooperation, migration governance, and environmental geopolitics at Sciences Po Paris, Paris 13-Sorbonne University, and at the Brussels School of Journalism and Communication.