Professor Vinita Damodaran is a historian of modern India, interested in sustainable development dialogues in the global South. She is the director of the Centre for World Environmental History at Sussex.
Her work ranges from the social and political history of Bihar to the environmental history of South Asia, including using historical records to understand climate change in the Indian Ocean World. She is particularly interested in questions of environmental change, identity and resistance in Eastern India. An experienced researcher and teacher she has an M.Phil from JNU and a PhD from Cambridge.
Vinita is engaged in building up the profile of South Asian studies and environmental history at the University of Sussex and internationally, and is co-editor of the Palgrave series in World Environmental History.