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Krithika Srinivasan

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD 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, 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.

Email: k.srinivasan@ed.ac.uk

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.



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 was initially funded by 2017 HSI/ASI Human-Animal Studies International Development Project and includes a master's course titled 'Animal Ethics and Social Justice', public lectures, and student internships.



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

Research outputs

  1. Justice Through a Multispecies Lens

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. Biopolitics

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

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