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Seema Mundoli

Email: seema.mundoli@apu.edu.in

Seema Mundoli began her career in Human Resources in the corporate sector. She later moved to work with different NGOs involved in conservation, and advocacy on issues of mining, land and forest rights, and education with a focus on tribal areas in the Eastern Ghats.

Having worked for the most part in tribal and rural landscapes, more recently she has become interested in looking at the social and ecological interactions around urban commons especially in the current phase of increasing urbanization that the Indian cities are witnessing.

Academic Qualifications
  • MA Development
  • PGDBA (Human Resources)
Teaching

NA

Areas of Interest

Sustainability initiative of the School of Development

Research Interests

Current research interests:

  • Examining the transformation of urban commons both historically and in present times.
  • Looking at social, ecological and institutional interactions and how they could contribute to protection or degradation of urban commons
  • Urbanization processes of Indian cities

Research in the past was around issues of land and resource rights of adivasis particularly in the context of mining in Fifth Schedule areas and also access to education for these communities

Publications and Writings

Journal articles

  • S. Mundoli, H. Unnikrishnan and H. Nagednra. 2016. Nurturing urban commons for sustainable urbanisation in India. Journal of the India International Centre (In review)
  • H.Unnikrishnan, S. Mundoliand H. Nagendra.2016. Making water flow in Bengaluru: Planning for the resilience of water supply in a semi-arid city. Journal of Sustainable Urbanization, Planning and Progress (In review)
  • S. Mundoli, B.Manjunatha and H. Nagendra. Commons that provide: The importance of Bengaluru's wooded groves for urban resilience. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Special Issue (In review)
  • S. Mundoli, G. Joseph and S. Setty. 2016. 'Shifting agriculture': The changing dynamics of adivasi farming in the forest-fringes of a tiger reserve in South India. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 40(8): 759-82
  • H.Unnikrishnan, S. Mundoli, B. Manjunatha and H. Nagendra.2016. Down the drain: The tragedy of the disappearing urban commons of Bengaluru. South Asian Water Studies (SAWAS), Special Issue 5(3): 7-11
  • S. Purushothaman, C. Ravi, H. Nagendra, M. Mathai, S. Mundoli, G. Joseph, S. Barna, N. Nawan, R. Gopalan, M. Bursztyn, M. Padmanabhan, S. Duncan and R. DeFries. 2016. Sustainability on higher education for the Global South: A conversation across geographies and disciplines. Sustainability in Debate, 7(1): 156-173
  • S. Mundoli, B. Manjunatha and H. Nagendra. 2015. Effects of urbanization on the use of lakes as commons in the peri-urban interface of Bengaluru. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 7(1): 89-108

Conference papers/presentations

  • S. Mundoli, B Manjunathaand H Nagendra. 2016. Planning for resilience. Ecosystem services of Bengaluru's wooded groves. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management, 8-9 August, 2016
  • S. Mundoli, B Manjunathaand H Nagendra. 2016. Losing the commons: Rapid changes to the gundathopes of Bengaluru. Presentation at the Workshop on Bangalore's 'Great Transformation' organized by the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, on 24 and 25 June 2016.
  • S. Mundoli, B Manjunatha, H. Unnikrishnan and H Nagendra. 2016. Shifting sands: Fluid landscapes of water commons in Bengaluru. Submitted to the 11th Annual ISOLA Conference 2016 held on 22 and 23 January 2016, Bengaluru.
  • S. Mundoli, H. Unnikrishnan and H Nagendra. 2016. Commons that provide: Multiple uses and vulnerabilities of Bengaluru's urban commons. Submitted to the 8th Biennial Conference of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) held between 4 and 6 January 2016

Outreach

  • S. Mundoli, H. Unnikrishnan, B.Manjunatha and H. Nagendra. 2015. "Bellanduru: OnduKere, HalavaaruArthagalu"(Bellandur: One lake, multiple meanings).Prajavani, 3 August 2015
  • S. Mundoli, B. Manjunatha and H. Nagendra. 2015. "Gunduthopu: Mareyaaguthivehasiraguruthu" (Gundathopes: Forgotten patches of green in the concrete city). Prajavani, 30 July 2015
  • S. Mundoli, B.Manjunatha and H. Nagendra. 2015.Of lakes and livelihoods in Bengaluru. The Hindu, 26 June 2015
  • S. Mundoli, H. Unnikrishnan, B.Manjunatha and H. Nagendra. 2015.The sacred lakes of Bengaluru. The Hindu, 24 June 2015
  • H. V. Andrews, S. Nambiarand S. Mundoli . 2004. Underwater behaviour of a female gharial (Gavialisgangeticus) after releasing hatchlings into the enclosure. Herpinstance2 (1): 5.
  • D. Basu, H V. Andrews, S P. Singh, R. Singh, K. Devi and S. Mundoli. 2006. First captive breeding record of the Indian painted roofed turtle, Kachugakachuga. Herpinstance3 (2): 7-9. ()

Edited book

  • H V. Andrews, R S C. Jayaraj and S. Mundoli (eds). 2006. State of Environment, Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago. Universities Press, Hyderabad.

Reports and booklets

  • B. Kalluri and S. Mundoli. 2013. Gender equity and the extractive industry in the Lower Mekong Region, Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children, Hyderabad, India
  • B. Kalluri and S. Mundoli. 2011. A report on the status of primary education of adivasi children in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in the context of the Right to Education Act 2009. Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children, Hyderabad, India.
  • S. Mundoli. 2011. 'Free, prior and informed consent": A tool for conflict resolution for adivasi women affected by mining projects. Working paper submitted to the Global Consortium for Security Transformation.
  • S. Mundoli. 2011. Impacts of governance policies on the sustenance of tribal people in the Eastern Ghats (Bilingual: English and Telugu). Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children-Samata, Visakhapatnam, India.
  • B. Kalluriand S. Mundoli. 2011. Women mine workers in India: A handbook for defenders of mine workers rights (Bilingual: English and Kannada). Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children-Samata, Visakhapatnam, India.
  • B. Kalluriand S. Mundoli. 2011. Adivasi women and mining in India: A handbook for adivasi women and NGOs involved in campaigns for the rights of mining affected adivasi communities (Bilingual: English and Oriya). Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children-Samata, Visakhapatnam, India.
  • B. Kalluriand S. Mundoli. 2011. Contesting women's rights within the political economy of mining in India. Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children-Samata, Visakhapatnam, India.
  • B. Kalluri and S. Mundoli. 2010. Advocacy guide to understanding women's access to land rights in South Asia. Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children-Samata, Visakhapatnam, India.
  • B. Kalluriand S. Mundoli. 2010. Protecting our lands. Adivasi women say 'no' to bauxite mining. In: Women from mining affected communities speak out. International Women and Mining Network/Red InternacionalMujeres y Mineria (RIMM), International Secretariat-Samata, Visakhapatnam, India.
  • RIMM.2010. Land and livelihood not for sale: AmamPondo refuse to be silenced. In: Women from mining affected communities speak out. International Women and Mining Network/Red InternacionalMujeres y Mineria (RIMM), International Secretariat-Samata, Visakhapatnam, India. (RIMM Team member)
  • RIMM.2010. Crumbled lives and dreams: AngloPlatinum's PPL mine in Limpopo, South Africa. In: Women from mining affected communities speak out. International Women and Mining Network/Red InternacionalMujeres y Mineria (RIMM), International Secretariat-Samata, Visakhapatnam, India. (RIMM Team member)
  • DhaatriReserouce Centre for Women and Children-Samata, HAQ Centre for Child Rights and Mines, Minerals and People.2010. 'India's childhood in the pits'. A report on the impacts of mining on children in India.Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children-Samata, Visakhapatnam, and HAQ: Centre for Child Rights, New Delhi. (DhaatriTeam member)
  • B. Kalluri and S. Mundoli. 2007. Gender Impact Assessments (Women impacted by mining). International Women and Mining Network/Red Internacinal 'Mujeres y Mineria'-Samata (Regional coordination office), Visakhapatnam, India.
  • Samata.2007. A study on the status and problems of tribal children in Andhra Pradesh. Samata, Visakhapatnam. (SamataTeam member).
  • H V. Andrews and S. Mundoli .2005. Bibliography on freshwater turtles and tortoises of the Indian subcontinent: A preliminary checklist. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust/Centre for Herpetology, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • S. Mundoli(compiler) 2005. Indian freshwater turtles and tortoises: Species identification guide. (Compiler).Madras Crocodile Bank Trust/Centre for Herpetology, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • S. Mundoli. 2005. Assessment of relief and rehabilitation process in the southern group of Great Nicobar Islands. Report.Madras Crocodile Bank Trust/Centre for Herpetology, Tamil Nadu, India.

Thesis

  • S. Mundoli, S. 2008. Eco restoration in an arid region: Study and documentation. Master's Thesis, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Health, Management and Technological Sciences.

Invited talks

  • Transformations of urban commons in Bengaluru. With H Nagendra and B. Manjunatha. At World Environment Day Celebrations, Bengaluru, 2 June 2015.
On-going Projects

Currently involved in a research anchored by Harini Nagendra that is looking at the status of and changes to urban commons like lakes, village forests, grazing lands and so on in urban and the peri-urban interface of Bengaluru



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