Anthropology & Integrative Conservation
Environmental Anthropology, Landscape Planning & Management, Animal Geography, Human-Wildlife Interactions, Ecological Restoration, Species Conservation
People, Wildlife & Landscapes
I am Amit Kaushik; I am a Ph.D. Student in Integrative Conservation and Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, USA. I am part of the Community and Environment Lab, and my major advisor is Dr. J. Peter Brosius. Previously, I worked with the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun from 2018-to 2021. Also, I have been a part of the Centre of Urban Ecology & Sustainability at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi from 2016 to 2018.
I started my journey in the field of environmental anthropology with a liking for wolves. My grandparents have shared stories that once, there was a wolf population in our village in Delhi. My village helped me think beyond the ideas of ‘wilderness’ and ask, ‘what is wild, what is nature, what is urban/rural, and what is being human.’ In my Ph.D. research, I continue to engage with these questions and wish to learn more about how to work across disciplines and do collaborative research!
Other than these interests, I enjoy music-making, documentary filming, and yoga practicing.
2021 - present
Integrative Conservation (ICON) & Anthropology; Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, USA.
2014 - 2016
Environment & Development; School of Human Ecology, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi, India
Commerce; Department of Commerce, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, India
2009 - 2012