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.
- Jadhav, A 2017, Undefining small-scale fisheries in India: challenging simplifications and highlighting diversity and value, In: D.S. Johnson et al. (eds.), Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-scale Fisheries, MARE Publication Series 17
- Gunakar, S, Jadhav, A and Bhatta, R 2017, Protections for small-scale fisheries in India: A study of India’s monsoon fishing ban, In: S. Jentoft et al. (eds.),The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines, MARE Publication Series 14
Jadhav, A 2016, Problem closure, neoliberalism and ocean grabbing in the present and future of India’s ocean mineral extraction, Dakshin Foundation, pp – 52