Erica Bower





Erica Bower is a specialist in climate change and human mobility. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Stanford University, where her research focuses on the governance and outcomes of community-wide planned relocations as a climate change adaptation strategy and a measure to avert displacement. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Platform on Disaster Displacement, and an Affiliate of the Kaldor Center for International Refugee Law.

She previously worked on climate change and disaster displacement in the Protection Policy and Legal Advice section of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has also conducted research on climate-mobility themes for a range of organizations, including National Geographic, OxFam, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), and the Nansen Initiative. She holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from Oxford, and a BA in Human Rights and Sustainable Development from Columbia.