STUDENTS | Hina Walajahi

Hina Walajahi

Current Research Areas: heat; care economies; human geography; urban justice; sustainability; Florida studies; climate change

Hina (she/they) is an interdisciplinary social science scholar studying the politics of extreme heat in cities. Her dissertation probes the everyday experiences of heat among residents and care workers in Miami, Florida. They are particularly interested in how thermal mediation — the structural, technological, and spatial management of thermal conditions — differentially shapes present and future life in the city. Their work is currently funded by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship.
Hina holds a B.A. from Rutgers University in Public Health and prior to HASTS, worked as a Bioethics Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health.