Arun   Agrawal

Arun Agrawal

Samuel Trask Dana Professor, Professor of Environment and Sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability, Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy


Arun Agrawal’s research and teaching emphases are on the politics of international development, institutional change and environmental conservation. He has written extensively on 1) indigenous knowledge, 2) community-based conservation, 3) common property, 4) population and resources, and 5) environmental identities. Recent interests include the decentralization of environmental policy (especially forestry and wildlife), and the emergence of environment as a subject of human concern. Geographical focus on South Asia although recent projects include other developing countries in Africa and Latin America.

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