Rajindra Puri

Rajindra Puri

Project Info

Role GEN Resource Person
Nationality British

Project Description

Rajindra Puri (U.K.) is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Anthropology, the Director of the Centre for Biocultural Diversity, and the convenor of the MSc in Ethnobotany, all in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent in Canterbury. His academic training is in cultural and ecological anthropology (BA Middlebury College; MA, PhD University of Hawaii). Before going to Kent in 2000, he was an Affiliate Fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies in Leiden, a postdoctoral researcher at CIFOR and the East-West Center, and a consultant researcher for WWF, WCS UNESCO, among others, primarily in Indonesia. His primary teaching and research interests are in human-environment relationships, local and traditional ecological knowledge, conservation social science methods, tropical forest environments, and climate change adaptation among the indigenous peoples of South and Southeast Asia. He is the author of Deadly Dances in the Bornean Rainforest (KITLV Press), The Bulungan Ethnobiology Handbook (CIFOR), and a co-editor of Ethnobotany in the New Europe (Berghahn Books).


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