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  S. Ravi Rajan

S. Ravi Rajan




Social Sciences Division

Environmental Studies Department



Anthropology Department
Digital Arts and New Media

Regular Faculty

Environmental Human Rights
Environmental Justice
Environmental History
World History
South Asian Studies
History of Science

Interdisciplinary Sciences Building

424, Interdisciplinary Sciences Building

Environmental Studies

Ravi Rajan is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has served since his appointment in 1997.  

He has also served as Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, Visiting Senior Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, and Visiting Professor at TERI University. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of Delhi, and his doctorate at the University of Oxford and subsequently conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, Cornell University, and the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin.

Ravi’s research spans environmental history, theory, and policy. It is particularly focused on the political economy of environment – development conflicts; environmental human rights and environmental justice, and risk and disasters. He is the author of many academic publications, and has mentored several doctoral students.

For a full biography, see Rajan's Website (

Please see Rajan's Home Page for detailed descriptions of Rajan's awards, honors, and grants. 

Please see Rajan's Home Page for detailed descriptions of Rajan's publications and research. 

See the UCSC Catalog for a current list of Rajan's courses.

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