Professor Judith Shapiro is a China expert who has focused on the environmental history of China as well as its contemporary environmental challenges and global environmental footprint. Her work investigates China's struggle for sustainable development; Chinese relationships to the non-human world in historical and cultural context; and the regional and international environmental impact of the rise of China.
Issues of environmental politics and justice in India are represented in Professor Malini Ranganathan's work. Ethnographic and archival research in Bangalore has informed her studies of water rights and social structures which shape access to environmental goods.
Dr. Judith Shapiro, Director, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development