Krithika Srinivasan


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I invite inquiries about doctoral research on any of the following broad areas: political ecology; conservation and animal protection politics; environmental justice and environmental conflicts; socio-ecological and animal justice; post-development/alternatives to development.

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Research Interests

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of political ecology, post-development politics, animal studies, and nature geographies. My work draws on research in South Asia to rethink globally established concepts and practices about nature-society relations. Through empirical projects on street dogs and public health, biodiversity conservation, animal agriculture, and non-elite environmentalisms, my scholarship focuses on decolonizing and reconfiguring approaches to multispecies justice. My research and teaching are deeply rooted in long-term field engagement and praxis in India.

I welcome discussions and debates with academics, practitioners, students, and others interested in my research/teaching and am happy to be contacted for copies of my publications.


Office: Room 3.16, Old Infirmary Building, Institute of Geography,

           Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH89XP


I worked as a Lecturer in the departments of Geography at the University of Exeter and Durham University before moving to Edinburgh. I have a PhD from King’s College London and an MA from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) where I was subsequently employed as a researcher; my years at TISS have had a particularly formative influence on my work. I continue to be involved in the Indian academy through a collaboration to introduce and establish human-animal studies as a field of scholarship and education at TISS and India more broadly.


Research students

Guillem Rubio Ramon, 'Animal nations: More-than-human nationalisms in Catalonia and Scotland', School of GeoSciences

Anjali Dalal, 'Agricultural transitions and sustainability: A study of farmers' perspectives in rural North West India', School of Social and Political Science

Education/Academic qualification

Human Geography, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), King's College London

Social Work (Urban & Rural Community Development), Master of Arts, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Psychology, Bachelor of Arts, Women's Christian College, University of Madras


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