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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.

PhD Student

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

B.Com (Honours)

Commerce; Department of Commerce, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, India

2009 - 2012

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