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Akanksha Sharma

PhD Candidate

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Research Interests:


  • Environmental Justice
  • Feminist, Anti-Caste, Liberatory Ecologies
  • Freshwater Ecology and Land-Water Linkages
  • Human Environmental Relationships
  • Insect Ecology
  • Integrative / Environmental Geography
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Multispecies Justice

I am a graduate student with wide-ranging interests across disciplines and art-forms that engage with environmental studies and human-environmental relationships. As a student in the Integrative Conservation PhD program, and with the unique unexpected opportunity to experience my degree from two home departments (Geography and previously, Ecology), I luckily get to engage with these interests through blended projects which bring together moths and forests; people and technologies;  land and water; and more. 

Presently (2024) I am gathering data for my PhD research, predominantly in and around West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand, India.


PhD, Integrative Conservation & Geography, (Feb 2023 - present)
Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

PhD, Integrative Conservation & Ecology, (Aug 2018 - Feb 2023; transferred)
Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

MS, Natural Resources and Environment (2015 - 2018)
+ Certificate, Geographic Information Systems
School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

BTech, Information Technology Engineering, (2009 - 2013)
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India

Major Professor

Deepak R Mishra

Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Professor and Associate Head

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