Md Saidul Islam
- Visiting Scholar, Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab (2018)
- Associate Professor of Sociology
- School of Social Sciences and Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Md Saidul Islam is an associate professor and coordinator of the Environment and Sustainability Research Cluster in the School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prof. Islam’s research interests include international development and environmental sociology, with a particular focus on industrial aquaculture, the global agro-food system, climate change, food security, and environmental sustainability. He has published five books and over three dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these subjects, among them the book Confronting the Blue Revolution: Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South (University of Toronto Press, 2014), and a co-authored article on sustainable seafood in the journal Science. In 2015, he received the Early Investigator Award/ Prix jeune chercheur from the Canadian Sociological Association, and in 2017, the Outstanding Scientist Award for Publication Excellence from the i-Proclaim Annual Research Award, Malaysia. During his stay at MIT, Dr. Islam will be working on, among other projects and collaborations, two key strands of his research: (a) the limits and possibilities of aquaculture certification, and (b) climate change and urban food security in the Asia-Pacific. In addition to Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Dr. Islam has also taught at York University in Canada and the College of William and Mary in the United States.