Himanshu Upadhyaya

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Pastoralism
  • Commons
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Environmental Policy and Governance
  • Environmental and Social Movements
  • Public Finance and Accountability
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Linguistics Ecology
  • Indian Sign Language
  • Deaf Studies

Biography

Himanshu Upadhyaya is a faculty with the School of Development.

His doctoral research in Science Policy from Jawaharlal Nehru University looks at the symbiotic relationship between crop cultivation and cattle rearing in late colonial and post-colonial India. He has previously worked as an environmental activist and researcher. Since 2002, when he shifted from academic research to environmental activism and advocacy, he has studied social and ecological issues around large irrigation dams, hydropower and mining projects, ecological impacts and governance, public finance and accountability. He also has keen interest in pursuing scholarly studies in linguistic ecology, Indian Sign Language and Deaf studies.

Publications and Writings

Peer-reviewed publications

Book reviews