The objective of this proposed planning project is to convene an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who conduct research on fisheries across four Indian Ocean countries – India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Tanzania. Collectively, we plan to develop a comparative project that investigates emerging economic and environmental changes in the region and how these are mediated by intersectional social relations: gender, ethnicity/race, caste, class, and place. Our overarching research question is to understand how different regional social economies of fisheries in the Indian Ocean shape possibilities for adaptation to rupture.
Senior Researcher, Centre for Poverty Analysis
Faculty, School of Development, Azim Premji University
Director of Research Development, School of Social Sciences, UC Irvine
Senior Research Professional, Centre for Poverty Analysis
Professor, University of Manitoba Department of Anthropology
Professor, Asian Institute of Technology