Leah Marajh

Leah Marajh

PhD Candidate Dr. Amrita Daniére & Dr. Yuhong He, supervisors
Email:
leah.marajh@mail.utoronto.ca

Research and Professional Interests

My doctoral project incorporates aspects of human geography, environmental science, and economics to understand environmental and social changes as a way to explore how environmental change is impacting climate patterns and livelihoods. My study utilizes remote sensing, climate science, and semi-structured interviews to understand physical landscape and climate change, local perceptions associated with these changes, and the monetary complexities linked to environment and climate resilience.

Why Geography at UTM?

UTM has a diverse faculty with a wide range of expertise that contributes to my work and has provided me with financial support for fieldwork and conferences throughout my degree.

Honours and Awards

  • 2020 John D. Barnes Geodetic Sciences Fellowship
  • 2020 Mitacs Research Training Award
  • 2019 The Faculty of Arts & Science Less Commonly Taught Languages for Research Award
  • 2018 Beatrice and Arthur Minden Graduate Research Fellowship

Presentations

  • Marajh, Leah (2019) Forest Conservation and Agricultural Livelihood in Phnom Kulen National Park. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division 2019 annual meeting, University of Guelph.
  • Marajh, Leah (2019) Forest Conservation for Climate Resilience in Greater Angkor, Cambodia. Paper presented at the 1st Sustainability Transdisciplinary Theory Practice and Action Conference, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Marajh, Leah (2017) The Socio-Ecological Entanglement of Water and Resilience in Past and Present Tropical Societies. Paper presented at the 82nd annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver.
  • Marajh, Leah (2016) Water Management in the Ancient States of South India and Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 81st annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando

Publications

  • Marajh, Leah (2015) Water Management Amongst the Ancient States of Vietnam, South India, and Sri Lanka: A Study in Entanglement and Resiliency. In Framing a Comparative Analysis of Tropical Civilizations: SETS Project – Phase 1 (Volume 2), edited by Gyles Iannone, Kendall B. Hills, and Scott Macrae, pp 17-81. Occasional Papers in Anthropology No. 18, Trent University, Peterborough.
  • Marajh, Leah (2014) Water Management Amongst the Charter States of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Java. In Framing a Comparative Analysis of Tropical Civilizations: SETS Project – Phase 1 (Volume 1), edited by Gyles Iannone, pp 23-57. Occasional Papers in Anthropology No. 17, Trent University, Peterborough.
MA Thesis: Water Management Amongst the Ancient States of Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Java, and Belize: A Study in Entanglement and Resiliency

Research

Research Supervisor/mentor: 
Dr. Amrita Daniére & Dr. Yuhong He

Other

Education: 
PhD Candidate, Department of Geography with a collaborative specialization in Environmental Studies, University of Toronto
MA Anthropology, Trent University
BA Anthropology and Philosophy, University of Toronto