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Sunayana Ganguly

Email: [email protected]

Sunayana Ganguly is currently Assistant Professor at the Azim Premji University in Bangalore. She received her PhD in Political Science from the Environmental Policy Research Centre Freie Universität Berlin. She has previously worked with the Industrial Ecology Group, University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and the German Development Institute (Bonn). Her work explores environmental governance, civil society, deliberative democracy and sustainable consumption with a focus on South Asia.

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She tweets on @DrGSooz

Academic Qualifications
  • PhD (Political Science), Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität (FU), Germany
  • MSc. (Development Studies), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK
  • BA (English Literature), St Stephens College, India
Research Interests
  • Environmental governance
  • environmental ethics
  • participatory politics
  • social movements
  • deliberation
  • innovation
  • sustainable consumption
  • 2015 Deliberating Environmental Policy in India: Participation and the role of advocacy. Routledge, UK.
Peer-reviewed Journals

2018 “Exploring middle class households tastes in Metro Manila and Bangalore” Implications for sustainable food consumption practices in Asian megacities” with Saloma Czarina and Marlyne Sahakian. Asian Journal of Social Science 46 (3), 304-329

2017 “Making sustainability palatable? Changing practices of middle class food consumption in Bangalore.” International Development Policy /Revue internationale de politique de développement. Issue 8.2

2017 “Changing practices of water and waste management by new middle classes within gated communities in Bangalore.” with Dr Christine Lutringer.
International Development Policy /Revue internationale de politique de développement. Issue 8.2


2020 “Civil Society and State Interaction in Environment Policy in India – A Historical Typology” in Eds K. Jörgensen and L.Ollier Environment Policy in India. Routledge, London (In Press)


2017 “India and the Environment.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science. Ed. Ellen Wohl. New York: Oxford University Press.


2020 “The Monsoon Lattice - Empowering Women, Ecologies, Economies” submitted to EnteKochi with the Flying Elephant Studio

2017-19 “Institutions and Public Trust” with Asha Venugopal in Society and Politics between Elections. Reports (1-3) by Lokniti- Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and Azim Premji University (APU)

2018 Plastic Pollution and Waste Policy Evolution in India – An Overview with reference to the Seven Reforms. Submitted to the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria

2015 “Model for sustainable agri-based socio-economic development for Dantewada” with Badave, A; Ganguly, S; Kumar, D; Kumar J.S; Mallegowda, R; Naidu, P, Dikshit, S; Yadav, V. Report submitted to the District Commissioner, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh

2009. “Sustainability-oriented innovation systems: towards decoupling economic growth from environmental pressures?” with Andreas Stamm, Eva Dantas, Doris Fischer, Britta Rennkamp. Discussion Paper 20/2009, Bonn: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute

2006. Participatory communication: A study in Lakshadweep. Earthcare Films Pvt. Limited and LEAD (UK)


2019: “What is happening to civic space in India” with Nandini Deo and Thea HilHorst (In Preparation)

2018: “The Fruit that is a flower – Musings on Going Native in Victoria”

Sunayana Ganguly Faculty At Azim Premji University


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