Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Geography and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College; Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Dr Bhaskar Vira teaches at the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he is Professor of Political Economy. He is the Founding Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, and a Professorial Fellow at Fitzwilliam College. His research interests centre on the changing political economy of development in both rural and urban contexts, especially in India; and on political ecology, focusing on forests, wildlife and landuse change and the social context for biodiversity conservation. Bhaskar is closely involved with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, and the Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.

Experience

  • 1998–present
    Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge
  • 2013–present
    Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, University of Cambridge
  • 1998–present
    Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge