Arun Agrawal

Faculty Associate, CPS
Professor, Sch For Environ And Sustain
Arun Agrawal


Arun Agrawal's work focuses on the politics of international development, institutional change and environmental conservation. He has written extensively on indigenous knowledge, community-based conservation, common property, population and resources, and environmental identities. Dr. Agrawal's interests include the decentralization of environmental policy, especially forestry and wildlife, and the emergence of the environment as a subject of human concern. His projects are geographically focused in South Asia, as well as recent work in other developing countries in Africa and Latin America.

  • RAPID: Global Dependence of Livelihoods on Forests and the Impacts of Forest Investments: Disaster Recovery in Nepal. (Elisabeth Gerber, Arun Agrawal) 2016-2019. National Science Foundation.