|2017 - 2018||Green public spaces and sustainable cities in South and Southeast Asia: Integrating needs and societal wellbeing|
|Swiss Network for International Studies|
|2017 - 2018||Provost's Faculty Research Grant|
|Saint Mary's College of California|
Honors and Awards
- Contemplative Social Justice Scholars Program, Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education 2017
- Early Career Scholar Award, Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), 2016
- Berkeley Connect Fellowship, 2014
- Best Graduate Student Paper, Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), 2014
- JCL/EES 130 Environmental Justice
- JCL 140 Justice in the Global Community
- JCL 129 Community Engagement in Education
- JCL 120 Theory and Inquiry in Justice Community and Leadership
- JCL 196 Senior Thesis
- JCL 163/GRS 130 Global Development and Social Justice
|2015||PhD, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley|
|2008||MSc, Biology, University of Oxford|
|2007||BSc, Biology, University of Madras|
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Critical Sustainable Consumption: A Research Agenda Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (2018)
Sustainability scholarship is increasingly focused on individual behavior change and sustainable consumption as crucial components of engendering more sustainable societies. Practices like bicycling to work, recycling and reusing goods, and eating organic food are heralded ...
"Lifestyle Leapfrogging" in Emerging Economies: Enabling Systemic Shifts to Sustainable Consumption Journal of Consumer Policy (2017)
This paper combines the concept of leapfrogging with systems-thinking approaches to outline the potentials for and barriers to enabling systemic shifts to strong sustainable consumption in the emerging economies of China and India. New urban ...
Aligning Stakeholder Frames for Transition Management in Solid Waste: The Case Study of Bangalore, India International Development Policy (2017)
Increasingly, sanitation issues are becoming a central part of global environmental governance and the discourse on sustainability. The city of Bangalore, India, is one of many cities worldwide that is trying to come to terms ...
Elite and Ethical: The Defensive Distinctions of Middle-Class Bicycling in Bangalore, India Journal of Consumer Culture (2017)
This article applies social practice theory to study the emergence of sustainable consumption practices like bicycling among the new middle classes of Bangalore, India. I argue that expansions of bicycling practices are dependent on the ...
Networked Ecological Citizenship, The New Middle Classes and the Provisioning of Sustainable Waste Management in Bangalore, India Journal of Cleaner Production (2014)
Globalization and economic liberalization are enabling individuals in emerging economies like India to access lifestyles similar to the resource-intense West. This spread of consumerism poses substantial ecological challenges, and calls for studies that investigate the ...
Re-cycling Class: The Environmental Politics of Urban Sustainability in Bangalore, India School of Liberal Arts Faculty Works (2017)
Sustainability scholarship is increasingly focusing on individual behavior change and sustainable consumption as crucial components of engendering more sustainable societies. Practices like bicycling to work, recycling and reusing goods, eating organic food, or buying used ...