The objective of this project is to investigate the impact of environmental and economic “ruptures” on small-scale fisheries in the greater Indian Ocean region and how these are mediated by intersectional social relations: gender, ethnicity/race, caste, class, and place. The project convenes an international, interdisciplinary collaboratory of scholars who conduct research on small-scale fisheries in four countries across the greater Indian Ocean region – Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. We seek to better understand how different social- economic arrangements of small-scale fisheries across the Indian Ocean shape possibilities for successful and just adaptation to rupture. We are particularly interested in how gendered economic relations at multiple geographic scales inform occupation and livelihood decisions within IO fisheries as they confront emerging ecological crises.
Senior Researcher, The Centre for Poverty Analysis
Director of Research Development, University of California, Irvine - School of Social Sciences
Professor, School of Development, Azim Premji University