I’m currently completing a PhD dissertation in global and comparative politics at The New School for Social Research in NYC. My work looks at the intersections of social and environmental justice movements in the Andes and Himalayas through the lens of the Anthropocene, with special attention on the issues of land, law and Indigenous rights. You can find this research on my Academia.edu profile.
I have taught at The New School and worked as an Adjunct Professor in Political Science at Fordham University in the South Bronx, where I taught Intro to Politics, Environmental Politics and Race and Ethnicity courses. You can find copies of these and other syllabus on my teaching page here. Currently I work at the India China Institute, where I coordinate several of our international programs bringing together scholars from India, China and the US, with special focus on issues of sacred landscapes, religion and ecology, and providing mentoring and academic support to emerging scholars.
When I’m not busy writing or teaching I’m usually involved with campus or community organizing, and in the past served as a co-chair for the university Social Justice Committee, where I tried to help advance social justice organizing on campus, and as a student representative on our university investment advisory committee, known as the ACIR, which helped to move the university investment portfolio out of socially and environmentally harmful investments like fossil fuels and the defense industry.
I also publish my work on various other websites. You can read some of my articles in the New School Free Press here. You can find more of my writings on Public Seminar, run by The New School for Social Research, and I am an official Contributing Scholar for the State of Formation website, which focuses on issues of religion and society. I also produce some occasional multimedia side-projects with rv media. You can see some of those projects–audio, video and otherwise–on their YouTube channel.
He is also part of the ICI research team.