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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.

Professor Judith Shapiro

Dr. Judith Shapiro, Director, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

"America's Collision Course with China," (review essay) New York Times Book Review (2017).

"China's Evolving Civil Society," in E. Sternfeld, ed., Handbook on China's Environmental Policy (Routledge 2017).

China's Environmental Challenges, 2nd edition (Polity Books, 2016).

"Environmental Degradation in China under Mao and today: A Comparative Reflection," Global Environment, Vol. 9, no. 2 (2016).

"China on the World Stage," in S. Nicholson and S. Jinnah, eds., New Earth Politics (MIT Press, 2016).

"The Evolving Tactics of China's Green Movement," Current History, Vol. 112, no. 755 (2013).

Mao's War against Nature (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Professor Malini Ranganathan

Dr. Malini Ranganathan, Assistant Professor

"Contesting the Unethical City: Land Dispossession and Corruption Narratives in Urban India," Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Vol. 107, no. 1 (2017). Co-authored with S. Doshi.

Urban Revolution? Anti-Corruption and Environmental Justice in India, Faculty Research Support Grant (2016-17)

"Storm Drains as Assemblages: The Political Ecology of Flood Risk in Postcolonial Bangalore," Antipode, Vol. 47, no. 5 (2015).

"Mafias in the Waterscape: Urban Informality and Everyday Public Authority in Bangalore," Water Alternatives, Vol. 7, no. 1 (2014).