Adam Jadhav

Profile: Adam Jadhav is a mixed methods researcher in marine political ecology and conservation policy. His research interests concern identifying social capital and collective action potential in coastal communities as well as challenging neoliberal and high modern development agendas, particularly in the ocean.  He earned his master’s degree from the Global Environmental Politics program at American University in Washington, DC, where his thesis critiqued the complex relationships between mechanized fishing and poverty. As a former journalist, he has written about local, national and world issues from India, the U.S., Kenya, Madagascar, Cuba and Lebanon.  He has done occasional consulting work for Greenpeace India and volunteered as a teacher in rural Sikkim. He is currently consulting on large project using quantitative survey methods to test resource dependency in coastal ecologically sensitive areas. He is also currently working part-time with Dakshin to examine seabed mining and ocean exploration policy. He has previously conducted field research with Dakshin’s support among mechanized fishers, activists and policymakers in Karnataka. He is also a former scuba divemaster and routinely tries to not get run over while cycling in Bangalore.








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