Welcome to my website!
My research explores the intersection between environmental governance, rural development, and democratic politics in rural India. At present, I am an Associate Professor (Docent) in the Department of Urban and Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala.
*** New article:
Fischer, H.W., Chhatre, A., Duddu, A. Pradhan, N, Agrawal, A. 2023. Community forest governance and synergies among carbon, biodiversity and livelihoods. Nature Climate Change.
Currently, I am involved in several funded projects:
Previously, I was a New Generation Network (NGN) Fellow at the Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne (2016-2017) and a Research Fellow in Public Policy at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (2015-2016). During this time, I worked with the Revitalizing Rainfed Agricultural Network (RRA) on a large research program examining public support systems for rainfed livelihoods in several central Indian states. I was also involved in the Sentinel Landscapes research project, a global multi-collaborator effort studying forest governance, rural production systems, and multiple dimensions of human well-being, led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
I completed my PhD in the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2014.
For more information, see details of my research here on Weebly.
Alternatively, click to view my Google Scholar Profile, my ResearchGate Profile, or my staff profile at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.