dr. IJC (Ingrid) Boas

dr. IJC (Ingrid) Boas

Associate Professor

Ingrid is an Associate Professor at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University. Ingrid does research in the fields of environmental change, mobilities, and governance, with a focus on the topic of environmental/climate change-related human mobility. She has been awarded a personal grant (VENI, NWO) to study environmental migration in the digital age.

Since 2007 Ingrid works on the subject of climate change and human mobility, studied from the angles of governance, discourse and human geography. She holds a PhD in International Relations, obtained at the University of Kent (UK) in February 2014, on the securitisation of climate migration, funded by the UK Economic Social Research Council. She is research fellow with the Earth System Governance Network; permanent member of the Management Committee of the EU COST ACTION on climate change and migration which ran until 2015; and serves as an expert for the EU, the Dutch Government, the UN and for several NGOs. She co-chaired the international conference on Disclosing Sustainability held at Wageningen University (2016), and led an international symposium on climate mobilities (2019).

Contact at ingrid.boas(at)wur.nl

Key publications:

  • Wiegel, H., I. Boas, and J. Warner (2019)  A mobilities perspective on migration in the context of environmental change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 10 (6), https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.610
  • Boas. I., R. Dahm and D. Wrathall (2019) Grounding Big Data on Climate-Induced Human Mobility. Geographical Review https://doi.org/10.1111/gere.12355
  • Boas, I. (2019) Social networking in a digital and mobile world: the case of environmentally-related migration in Bangladesh. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2019.1605891
  • Boas. I., S. Kloppenburg, J. van Leeuwen, and M. Lamers (2018) Environmental Mobilities: An Alternative Lens to Global Environmental Governance.Global Environmental Politics 18 (4): 107 - 126.
  • He, Guizhen, I. Boas, A. Mol, and J. Lu (2017) E-participation for Environmental Sustainability in Transitional Urban China, Sustainability Science, 12(2): 187-202.
  • Boas, I. (2015) Climate migration and security. Securitisation as a strategy in climate change politics. New York: Routledge.
  • Biermann, F. and I. Boas (2010) Preparing for a Warmer World: Towards a Global Governance System to Protect Climate Refugees, Global Environmental Politics, 10(1): 60-88

For a full and updated list see google scholar:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1rG3iA0AAAAJ&hl=nl