Bejoy K Thomas

Fellow (Associate Professor level)

Water, Land and Society Programme
Centre for Environment and Development
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Bangalore, India

Expertise and research interests

  • Development studies, Political economy
  • Land and water resources, Multidimensional poverty and vulnerability, Participation

Research projects

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  • 2009 Ph.D. (Development Studies), Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • 2001 M.B.E. (Business Economics), Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
  • 1998 B.A. (Economics), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India



  • 2015-16, 2013-14, 2011, 2009, 2008: Social Sciences foundation (C2, F2), Research methods (C4, C5, C2): co-taught
  • 2014, 2011: Sessions on Political Economy (C3) and Sustainable Livelihoods (C4, C3)

Recent external presentations

  • 2016 Jul: Utrecht University, The Netherlands; LANDac Annual International Conference
  • 2016 Jun: National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India; Workshop on Bangalore's Great Transformation: Land, Ecologies, Economies, Communities
  • 2016 Apr: Manipal University, India; Panel Forum on Water Security at the adelphi-Manipal University Exhibition on Environment, Conflict and Cooperation
  • 2016 Mar: University of Waterloo, Canada; The Water Institute Seminar
  • 2015 May: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; ICARUS Fourth Global Meeting
  • 2014 Sep: Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore, India; Colloquium on Urban Resilience

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