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Anshu Ogra

Visiting Faculty of Environmental Studies, Ashoka University

Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University

Anshu Ogra received her PhD from the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi. After her PhD she joined King’s College London as a Postdoctoral Research Associate where she worked on two projects: LANDSLIP and Tomorrow’s Cities

In the UK NERC and DFID funded project LANDSLIP her research focused on understanding how Disaster Risk Reduction is operationalised in India and how stakeholders (scientists, hazard managers, the public, decision makers) magnify/reduce impact through human-built systems. In the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project Tomorrow’s Cities she worked in Kathmandu and Nairobi to map cultures of disaster risk. It included identifying how science methods and expertise are institutionalized with regards to DRR policies in the study sites. In her PhD research she used the feminist science studies concept of situated knowledge to capture different narratives of rainfall in the coffee plantations of South India. Her work showcased how the narrative of unprecedented variation in rainfall was perceived differently by local coffee growers, rainfall insurers and meteorologists.

Book chapter 

Ogra, A. (20 Jul 2020). Rethinking Adaptation to Climate Change for the Policy Landscape of India. Climate Change Governance in Asia. Chou, K-T., Hasegawa, K., Ku, D. & Kao, S-F. (eds.). Oxon (UK) & New York (US): Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 207-231,  (Routledge Contemporary Asia Series).  doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429276453


  • Published 
    • Ogra, A., Donovan, A., Adamson, G. Viswanathan, K.R., Budimir, M.  (25 June 2021). Exploring the gap between policy and action in Disaster Risk Reduction: a case study from India, International Journal for Disaster Risk Reduction. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003897
    • Pelling, M., Adams, H., Adamson, A., Barcena, A., Blackburn, S., Borie, M., Donovan, A., Lu,Y., Ogra, A., Taylor, F. (16 December 2021) Knowledge, Emergence and Social Contracts: Building Back Better from COVID-19, Progress in Human Geography. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/03091325211059569
    • Ogra, A. (Forthcoming). National Disaster management Plan: A Commentary on National Disaster Management Plan, Commentary in Economic and Political Weekly.
  • In review
    • Ogra, A. Situating climate change narrative for conceptualizing adaptation strategies: a case study of coffee growers in South India in Regional Environmental Change Journal.
  • In progress
    • Ogra, A., Pelling, M., Donovan, A., Maud, B., Upadhyaya, R. Disaster Risk Reduction and Knowledge institutionalization in Scientific Administrative Organizations (SAO): a case study of Department of Hydrology and Metrology (DHM) in Kathmandu, Nepal in Science and Public Policy Journal. 
    • Ogra, A., Donovan, A., Adamson, G. Scientific Administrative Organizations in the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP):  a case study of Geological Survey of India (GSI) and LANDSLIP project in Science and Public Policy Journal.
    • Ogra, A., Pelling, M., Donovan, A., Maud, B., Upadhyaya, R. (in progress). Disaster Risk Reduction and knowledge institutionalization: a case study of National Building Codes (NBC) and Land Use Planning in Kathmandu, Nepal in Science and Public Policy Journal.
    • Ogra, A., Donovan, A., Adamson, G. (in progress). Knowledge co-production in an international consortium: the role of STS in interdisciplinary projects In Progress in Human Geography. 

Book review 

  • Ogra, A. (16 May 2017). Book review. A World to Live In: An ecologist’s vision for a plundered planet, Edited by George M. Woodwell. Science and Public Policy. doi: 10.1093/scipol/scx023.


  • Magazine articles
    • Ogra, A. (April – June 2015). Experiencing the change: climate change and everyday life in coffee plantations of South India. Mausam: talking climate in public spaces. Link:http://www.thecornerhouse.org.uk/sites/thecornerhouse.org.uk/files/Mausam%204_0.pdf 
    • Ogra, A. (November-December 2014). Problems faced by coffee growers due to climate variation: A research enquiry. Krushika magazine. 
    • Ogra, A. (2013). Climate change, weather experiences and coffee growers in South India: a research enquiry. Karnataka Growers Federation Souvenir.
  • Background study 
    • Ogra, A. (2013). A study of climate policy integration in the State Action Plans on Climate Change. Background study done for Centre for Policy Research.
  • Conference proceedings 


Study at Ashoka

Study at Ashoka