Nikita Shah

Nikita Shah


Nikita is an Analyst at Agulhas where she provides research and analysis across Agulhas’ portfolio and projects including the Independent Commission for Aid Impact.

Prior to joining Agulhas, Nikita co-founded the Colonial Hangover Project to address colonial legacies in the everyday through art. She conducted research on blockchain technology and its applications in the field of forced migration and displacement at the Bonn International Centre for Conversion in Germany. As a Graduate Fellow at the Centre of International Governance Innovation in Canada, she researched a co-published policy brief:  ‘The Power of Remittances: Migration and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Morocco.

Nikita holds an MA in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo, Balsillie School of International Affairs and a BA (hons) in Politics from the University of Warwick.

Her research interests include decoloniality, performance, gender, migration, refugees and asylum seekers, and climate change; water and food security. Most recently Nikita has co-published ‘Can climate change challenges unite a divided Jordan River basin?’ in Water, Climate Change and the Boomerang Effect.

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