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I am a Marie-Sklodowska Curie LEaDing PostDoctoral Fellow at the ISS, Den Haag. My current postdoctoral project is titled: Theorizing a post-extractive future for India: Evidence from a meta-analysis of social resistance movements against environmental injustices at resource peripheries in India My work focuses on environmental and social justice resistance movements and Ecological Distribution Conflicts (EDCs) generated as a result of expanding mineral commodity frontiers. My research is interdisciplinary and lies at the intersection of political ecology, ecological economics, cultural and social anthropology, human geography, human ecology, conflict studies, natural resource management, policy studies and post-growth economics.  Given the linkages of extractivism, EDCs and growth-centric policies, particularly in the Global South, I am also interested in critical analysis of and alternatives to ongoing patterns of growth. I am particularly interested in de-growth and post-growth alternatives to work towards developing viable post-growth and post-extractive solutions to achieve socioecologically viable economic progress.  My current primary research focus in on examining the extraction, conflicts, environmental and social injustices, and post-extractive solutions to the  expansion of extractivism of sand resources.

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