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Dr Krithika Srinivasan

Lectureship or Senior Lectureship in Human Geography

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), King's College London
Master of Arts, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts, Women's Christian College, University of Madras

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Interests

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of political ecology, post-development politics, and animal studies. Over the years, my work has spanned conservation and animal welfare politics, disasters and vulnerability, the politics of knowledge, Foucauldian biopolitics, and urban sanitation. My current research revolves around intersectional approaches to social, ecological and animal justice in the context of contemporary development. I am investigating this theme through three empirical projects. Two of them are pilot studies led by me, one on the interactions between the labour and environmental movements funded by the BA/Leverhulme, and the other, on street dogs and rabies funded by the Wellcome Trust.  The other is a project on urban natures (funded by the ERC and led by Matthew Gandy, Cambridge).

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.

Email: k.srinivasan@ed.ac.uk

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

           Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH89XP

Twitter: @kritcrit


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.


Political Ecology

Food, Animals and Society 

Research Design in Human Geography 

Collaborative Activity

I have been collaborating with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, to initiate and establish human-animal studies as a field of scholarship and education in the university and India more broadly. This is currently funded by 2017 HSI/ASI Human-Animal Studies International Development Project and includes a master's course titled 'Animal Ethics and Social Justice', a series of public lectures, and student internships.



Office Hours

1st April, Monday: 10 am - 12 noon

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