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Divya Gupta

Assistant Professor

Environmental Studies Program


Divya Gupta is an environmental social scientist. Her research and teaching focus on international environmental policies and politics. She is especially interested in understanding and exploring the roles of diverse state and non-state actors in local-level governance, development, and justice. Divya has been conducting empirical research in India and Nepal, looking at the community-based response to changes like climate and the pandemic. She is also working with her network of collaborators to study the implementation of contemporary decentralization and rights-based approaches in forest management in the global south.She is also the co-host of the In Common Podcast, which is the official podcast of the International Association for the Study of the Commons.


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University

Research Interests

  • Multi-actor and multi-level governance

  • Decentralization

  • Resource rights

  • Collaboration

  • Institutional analysis

  • Decolonizing research and research methods