Amitangshu Acharya

Amitangshu Acharya specialises in the interdisciplinary field of political ecology. He is currently a Leverhulme Trust PhD Scholar at the Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, U.K. His research seeks to unpack how technologies of water production and consumption will shape the discourse of sustainability. He is simultaneously attempting to decode the cultural politics that shapes the rising technopolitical mediation of urban environments in the majority world.

Amitangshu is a researcher, writer, and journalist, straddling academia, journalism, and international development. He has worked on water management and conservation in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal & Vanuatu for international non-profit organisations. He also contributes ground reports and Op-Eds on environment, technology and culture to news outlets such as The Economist, U.K; The Independent, U.K; The Huffington Post, India; The Telegraph, India; and Khaleej Times, UAE. His long term research interests are focused on decolonising sustainability science and practices.