Graham Sustainability Institute

Arun Agrawal

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Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
  • 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)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

No PovertyDecent Work and Economic GrowthReduced InequalitiesClimate ActionLife on Land


The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Climate Center
    • Event Participant
  • Education Programs
    • Dow Programs
      • Distinguished Awards
        • Seed Grantee
        • Large Awardee
      • Doctoral Advisor
      • Postdoctoral Advisor
    • Reviewer
  • Emerging Opportunities
    • Catalyst Grants
      • Team Member
    • Transformation Grants
      • Reviewer
    • Integrated Assessments
      • Arsenic
        • Team Member
      • Great Lakes Cities Project
        • Team Member
      • International IA
    • Brazil
      • Team Member
  • General
    • Event Participant
      • Presenter
    • Executive Committee Member
    • Small Grant Recipient