Ambika Aiyadurai

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Bio

Ambika Aiyadurai is Assistant Professor in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar (India). Her research focuses on the dynamics of human-animal relationship in the Indian Himalayas. She holds a PhD (Anthropology) from National University of Singapore. Her thesis revolves around the politics of wildlife conservation in the borderlands of Arunachal Pradesh (India). She holds a dual Masters in Anthropology, Environment and Development from University College London, UK and in Wildlife Sciences from Wildlife Institute of India. Ambika’s ongoing and long term research aims are to understand people-nature relations and how local and global forces shape these relations leading to collaborations and conflicts among different interest groups.

Award Information

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections (2016-2017)

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

‘Nature’ in InterAsia: Biodiversity Conservation in India, China and Bhutan