Saumya Kumar

Saumya Kumar is an Assistant Professor at the Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies, part of Mumbai's esteemed Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Holding a BBA and LLB (Honors) from the renowned National Law University in Jodhpur, Saumya's passion for law led her to pursue an LLM in International & Comparative Law from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata. With a primary focus on disaster studies, Saumya has established herself as an expert in policy analysis and research. Her exceptional abilities have earned her recognition, including a fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities for the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort in the academic year 2023-24. Saumya's dedication to scholarly pursuits is evident in her published work, which covers diverse topics such as disaster policies in India, Transboundary Disasters, and International Humanitarian Law. Her research provides valuable insights into disaster management's legal and policy dimensions, specifically in the Global South. Currently pursuing a PhD, Saumya's research revolves around the Pathways to Just Recovery for Climate Change Adaptation in India. Through her doctoral studies, she aims to expand the knowledge surrounding climate change adaptation and advocate for equitable and sustainable solutions. Saumya's academic pursuits highlight her intellectual prowess and her commitment to creating a more resilient and just society.