Graham Sustainability Institute

Arun Agrawal

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Samuel Trask Dana Professor, Professor of Environment and Sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability, Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Office of the Provost
  • Institute for Social Research

Arun Agrawal's research and teaching emphases are on the politics of international development, institutional change and environmental conservation. He has written extensively on indigenous knowledge, community-based conservation, common property, population and resources, and environmental identities. Recent interests include the decentralization of environmental policy (especially forestry and wildlife), and the emergence of environment as a subject of human concern. His current geographical focus is in and around Central and East Africa as well as South Asia. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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No PovertyDecent Work and Economic GrowthReduced InequalitiesClimate ActionLife on Land