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Karim-Aly Kassam

Prof. Karim-Aly Kassam

Associate Professor, International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies

8A Fernow
(607) 255-9757

Dr. Kassam is interested in applied research that has immediate impact and is of relevance to communities. His research interests include: Arctic social science; Bio-cultural diversity; Circumpolar cultures and change; Climate change and its impacts; Community economic development; Gender analysis; Human ecology; Indigenous knowledge (ways of knowing); Indigenous land and marine use; Natural resource policy and management; Participatory action research; Social change in indigenous communities; and Social history of Muslim society Pluralism.


  • Ph.D. (Natural Resource Policy and Management with concentrations in Socio-Anthropology and Community Sociology) Cornell University, USA
  • M.Sc. (Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries) London School of Economics, UK
  • M.Phil. (Islamic Studies) University of Cambridge, UK
  • B.A. (Economics) University of Calgary, Canada