Adjunct Fellows

Seema Purushothaman
Sr. Adjunct Fellow

Seema Purushothaman is an Ecological Economist. She is a professor with the School of Development at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Her work involves empirical, conceptual and action research. These engagements span across agrarian communities in peri urban zones, rural landscapes, and forest peripheries. 

Seema’s coauthored book “City and the Peasant- urbanization and agrarian change in Southern India” looks at how different processes of urbanisation transform agrarian communities. Currently she is looking at how the demand for fresh farm produce from the city of Bangalore is transforming small farmers in its’ peripheries, apart from educating indigenous youth on how to secure and manage their Community Forest Rights.