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.