The Environmental Studies Department at Ashoka University invites you to EVS colloquium.
Displacement Ecologies: Situating Socio Ecological Shifts and Resilience in Protracted Settlements
Dr. Anwesha Dutta
Thursday, 2 March 2023 6:30 – 8:00 PM (1ST)
Zoom Meeting Link to Join: https://zoom.us/j/97584619382?pwd=RWdOam9PU0dUeWc2MU5BS1crZFNrQT09
Abstract: This talk focuses on two cases of long-term settlements and settlers — Tibetan refugees in Karnataka, India and urban migrants in Kabul, Afghanistan — and uses fine grained (emerging) empirics from the field to highlight major socio-ecological shifts and junctures affecting land use change, livelihood patterns, societal interactions and networks as well as processes of governance and resource management. It reconceptualizes vulnerability and resistance narratives, and re-introduces politicized versions of resilience, reworking, transformation- spatially and temporally.
Speaker: Anwesha Dutta is a Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen. She has a PhD in Conflict and Development Studies from Ghent University, Belgium, where she worked on political ecology of resource extraction, conservation and livelihoods in the reserved forests on the India-Bhutan borderlands in Assam. She has been a visiting researcher at the Dept. of Anthropology at Yale University, USA, the Dept. of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark and Dept. of Humanities, La Trobe University, Australia.