Prakash Kashwan is Assistant Professor, Comparative Environmental Policy and Politics, University of Connecticut. Kashwan’s research and teaching interests reside primarily in the area of international environmental policy and politics, with a particular emphasis on the politics of access to, and control over natural resources. He employs institutional analysis, political economy, and power to investigate the politics of international and national environmental policies and programs. Building on a long-standing engagement with questions of resource rights and contestation over natural resources, he is currently working on a book manuscript explaining variation in the politics of radical forest property rights reforms. Kashwan’s doctoral dissertation work on politics of forest property reforms in India has been featured in the newsletters of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and Global Land Project.
He is a affiliated faculty member with the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. At UConn, Kashwan is affiliated with the Center for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE), and the Economic and Social Rights Group (ESRG), each of which bring together faculty colleagues and students from a variety of disciplines.