B.Sc. (University of Mumbai); B.A. (University of Calcutta); M.A. (University of Calcutta); M.A. (University of Sussex); Ph.D. (University of Heidelberg)
Aditya is a sustainability scholar with disciplinary specialisations in human geography; political ecology; environmental anthropology and sociology; development and postcolonial studies; culture and media studies. His research and teaching encompass climate change adaptation, sustainable development, rural-urban transformations, disaster risk reduction, human-environment interactions, energy transition, spatial planning. He conducts extensive place-based studies and connects them to the larger theoretical questions at the global scales.
With nine years of experience in academic, policy research and teaching in Europe and the USA as well as another nine years of professional career prior to that in the media as a senior editor and journalist in Asia and Africa comprise Aditya’s background. Between 2013 and 2016, he worked as Research Associate at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg (Germany). He also has a masters’ in environmental studies from Sussex University (UK) and another masters’ in media and cultural studies from University of Calcutta (India). Since 2017, he has been a postdoctoral scientist at the Institute for Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research at Leuphana University, Lüneburg (Germany). He has received a number of prestigious awards including DAAD, Chevening fellowship, Heidelberg University’s start-up grant, Chancellor’s Grant from Sussex University, UK; Asian Environment Journalism Award (2013 & 2015) and SIDA fellowship in development journalism.