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John Kurien

Email: [email protected]

Activist and researcher. Organised small-scale fishing community cooperatives in India and worked with fishers in other countries. Founder of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers. Former Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. Former UN/FAO Senior Fisheries Management Advisor in Cambodia and Indonesia. Currently, Honorary Fellow, WorldFish Centre, Penang, Malaysia

Academic Qualifications
  • Ph.D (Social Sciences - TISS)
  • PGDBM (Marketing - XLRI)
  • B.Sc (Statistics - Madras University)

Coastal Zone Livelihoods and Sustainable Management (Elective)

Areas of Interest

Natural resources management; issues in common property resource management; Collective action and rural organisations;

Research Interests

Development issues with special reference to aquatic eco-systems and fishing communities

Publications and Writings


On-going Projects

Developing Case Studies for teaching

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