Swati Shresth

EDUCATION

• Doctor of Philosophy, Department of History, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, 2009.
Dissertation title " Sahibs and Shikar: Colonial Hunting and Wildlife in British India, 1800-1935”.

• Master of Philosophy. Centre for Historical Studies. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. 2000. Dissertation title “Hunters and Protectors: British Rule and Indian Wildlife”.

• Master of Arts. Centre for Historical Studies. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 1997.

• Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History, Delhi University, India, 1995.

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Fellow, 2010- current.
Ashoka Trust for Research on Ecology and the Environment (ATREE),

• Coordinator, CBD Alliance, 2007- 2008.

• Focal Point, South and South East Asia, Global Forest Coalition, 2002-Ongoing.

• Lead Researcher, 1998-2002.
Evaluating Eden, The South Asian Regional Review of Community
Involvement in Conservation, IIED, London and Kalpavariksh, India.

AWARDS

• Franklin Humanities Institute Dissertation Fellowship, 2008.

• Summer Research Fellowship, Graduate School, Duke University Summer 2006.

• Duke University, History Department Fellowship 2002-2007; 2007-2009.

• Fulbright Predoctoral Fellowship 2002.

• National Eligibility Test, Govt. of India. 1998.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Hindi (fluent)
English (fluent)
Tamil (intermediary)

PUBLICATIONS

1. Forest Revival and Water Harvesting, Community Based Conservation
at Bhaonta-Kolyala, Rajasthan, India. New Delhi: IIED, Kalpavriksh and
Ministry of Environment and Forests, 1999.

2. "Forest Revival and Water Harvesting, Community Based Conservation
at Bhaonta-Kolyala, Rajasthan, India", Web Article,
www.narmada.org/ALTERNATIVES/alwar/bhaontalecture.html (2000).

3.'Reviving the Past to Secure the Future', Humanscape, New Delhi,
India, February 2000.

4. “UNFF: A Never Ending Marathon?” Forest Cover, Issue 30, July 2009.

5. Review, Environmental History, As if Nature Existed, John R.
McNeill, Jose Augusto Padua and Mahesh Rangarajan (ed). Oxford
University Press, Delhi, 2010, Seminar, February 2011.