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Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Geography and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College., University of Cambridge

Professor Bhaskar Vira, FAcSS, works at the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he is Professor of Political Economy, and Head of Department. He is 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.


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