John is a PhD student at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute. He joined the Centre for International Environmental Studies as a Research Assistant on the SNF project Accounting for Nature: Agriculture and Mitigation in the Era of Global Climate Change, headed by Shaila Seshia Galvin.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Botany and Chemistry from St. Joseph’s College; a Master’s Degree in Disaster Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; and a second Master’s Degree in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science as a Commonwealth Scholar.
His interest in understanding the dynamics of change at the interface between society, environment and development has guided his work on issues of biodiversity conservation, climate change, disasters, agriculture, and water security in India. In the past, he has worked with NGOs, Multi and Bilateral organisations, and State and Central Government Ministries on varied development issues across different regions in India.
Paulraj, J & Andharia, J. (2015). Resilience of Indigenous Peoples to Disasters: An exploration of practices of Konyak Community, Nagaland. European Scientific Journal. Special Edition. Vol 1. (https://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/5718)