Leah Marajh

Leah Marajh
PhD Student

Contact: leah.marajh@mail.utoronto.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Amrita Daniére
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario

ABOUT ME

Education

  • PhD Candidate, Department of Geography with a collaborative specialization in Environmental Studies, University of Toronto
  • MA Anthropology, Trent University
    Thesis: Water Management Amongst the Ancient States of Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Java, and Belize: A Study in Entanglement and Resiliency
  • BA Anthropology and Philosophy, University of Toronto

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

  • 2016-2020 University of Toronto Graduate Fellowship
  • 2019-2020 University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Travel Grant
  • 2019 University of Toronto Graduate Expansion Funds Student Travel Award
  • 2019 The Faculty of Arts & Science Less Commonly Taught Languages for Research
  • 2018-2019 University of Toronto Graduate Expansion Funds Student Travel Award
  • 2018-2019 University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Travel Grant
  • 2018-2019 Beatrice and Arthur Minden Graduate Research Fellowship

Publications and Presentations

Edited Volumes:
  • 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.
Conference Presentations:
  • 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.
UTM Graduate Presentations:
  • Marajh, Leah (2018) Using the Past to Inform the Present and Plan for the Future: Water Resources and Resilience in the Greater Angkor Region. Graduate Community Presentation, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga.
  • Marajh, Leah (2017) Water, Urbanization and Climate Change in Cities of Southeast Asia. Graduate Community Presentation, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga.