Nikhil Deb is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Shahjalal University (Bangladesh) and Murray State University. He studies how political and economic activities typically favor some human groups at the expense of other currently living or future human groups and the environment. Specifically, he examines whether the change in the governance of the global South, i.e., the transition to market liberalization, has contributed to socioenvironmental problems in marginalized locales, with particular attention to India and Bangladesh, the country of his origin. His current research focuses on how neoliberal development projects in southern deltaic rural Bangladesh, area exceptionally vulnerable to climate change, reproduce the vulnerability of many land-depended communities. His research appeared in several peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, and he is currently editing a book titled Social Justice in the Global South. His research is primarily ethnographic.