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Ms Anshu Ogra

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Research Associate

Room K4.19, King's Building

Email: anshu.ogra@kcl.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Biography

I am a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Landslip Project. I submitted my PhD at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India in July 2017. The title of my thesis is 'Science and Situated knowledge: coffee growers and adaptation strategies for climate change in South India'. I have 3 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and Master's level. 

Research interests

My research is located in the field of Science Technology Studies, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. I specifically look at how extreme weather events and disasters are perceived by the local and scientific community and the policy making institutions. I am currently engaged in institutional mapping of disaster management in India.

Publications

Journal articles

Ogra. A (forthcoming), Can Weather Based Crop Insurance Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change? RISC for coffee growers in South India, Economic and Political Weekly. Special article.

Ogra. A (forthcoming), Uncertainties and Adaptation: Problems of local experience, high science and coffee growing in South India, Regional Environmental Change Journal, Special issue on Climate Change and Uncertainty from Above and Below. Book Reviews

Ogra, A. (16 May, 2017). A World to Live In: An Ecologist’s Vision for a Plundered Planet, Edited by George M. Woodwell. Science and Public Policy. doi: 10.1093/scipol/scx023 Other Articles

Ogra, A. (April-June 2015). Experiencing the Change: Climate Change and Everyday Life in Coffee Plantations of South India. Mausam: talking climate in public spaces

Conference presentations

Science and Situated Knowledge: coffee growers and policy response for climate change in South India paper to be presented at UK Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference, University of Bristol , 27-28 March 2018.

‘Decision Making’ in Anthropocene: coffee and climate change in South India paper presented at International Conference on Agriculture in Anthropocene, University of Cambridge, 27 – 28 October 2017.

Science and Situated knowledge: coffee growers and adaptation strategies for coffee growers in South India paper presented at the 10th International Convention of Asia Scholars, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 20-23 July 2017.

Fixing soil to make the weather work: science, situated knowledge and coffee growers in South India paper presented at the International Conference on India’s Soils: science- policy-practice interfaces for sustainable futures, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, 26-28 February, 2017.

Making weather work: climate science, situated knowledge and coffee growers in South India paper presented at Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, United Kingdom, 27 – 29 May 2016.

Problems of local experience, high science and coffee growing in South India paper selected for presentation at Princeton South Asia Conference, Princeton University, United States, 29-30 April 2016.

Uncertainties and Climate Change Adaptation: problems of local experience, high science and coffee growing in South India at workshop on climate change and uncertainty from above and below organized by STEPS Centre, University of Sussex, 27-28 January 2016.

Everyday Politics of Climate Change: RISC for coffee growers in South India at Department of Geography, Strand Campus, King’s College, London, United Kingdom, September 14, 2015.

‘Decision-making’ in the Anthropocene: adaptation, coffee growers and climate change in South India paper presented at Resource Politics: Transforming pathways to sustainability at Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability ( STEPS), University of Sussex, United Kingdom, 7- 9 September 2015.

Adaptation and Politics of climate change: RISC for coffee growers in South India paper presented at the Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change, at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, 19 and 20 December 2014.

A Study of Climate Policy Integration in the State Action Plans on Climate Change paper presented at the Fourth National Research Conference on Climate Change, at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, 26 and 27 October 2013

Field work

For my PhD work I extensively travelled in the coffee growing districts of South India for over 7 months. I carried out 136 interviews with coffee growers, climate and weather scientists and policy makers.

In my postdoc project I have had the opportunity of travelling to Sikkim, Nilgiris, Darjeeling and Kalimpong areas and interview government official and local community members who live in the areas which have experienced major landslides.

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