Saagarika is a Senior Researcher at the Migration and Displacement Pillar at Samuel Hall, based in Istanbul, Turkey. She explores source and transit country perspectives in fragile countries like Afghanistan, Somalia, Kenya, Lebanon, and Turkey. Her research areas include forced displacement and durable solutions, integration and irregular migration. Lately, she has been working on an IOM-funded project exploring protection concerns faced by migrants trying to get smuggled into Canada. She has a master's degree in South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford.