Bijan Kimiagar / Environmental Psychology

Graduate Student Researcher
July 2014 – May 2016

Project: Organizing Ourselves

Bijan Kimiagar

Bijan Kimiagar is a researcher and Ph.D. Candidate in the Environmental Psychology program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Using a critical and participatory approach, Bijan’s research concerns strengthening young people’s understanding and engagement in resolving global social and environmental injustices. He has collaborated on several projects with the Children’s Environments Research Group, including co-directing the Article 15 Project field research in Latin America, South Asia, West Africa, and the Middle East.

His current work at the New Media Lab builds on data collected in partnership with international child-centered community development agencies and the children’s groups they support. Specifically, Bijan is building a compendium of the different organizational governance structures of children’s groups and how each reflects each group’s perspective on social inclusion, age and gender equity, and views of children’s citizenship.