Dr. Praneeta Mudaliar

Praneeta Mudaliar

Assistant Professor
Geography, Geomatics and Environment

My Research Interests

My scholarship involves examining power dynamics, socio-cultural inequalities, and actor interactions in the governance of shared resources through case study methods. I've conducted cross-national research on power dynamics for water management in the United States and India and fisheries governance in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. I also investigate pro-environmental behaviors among young adults, intergenerational climate justice, multiple knowledge systems in land management, and cultural ecosystem services. I am interested in supervising Masters or PhD students who would like to focus on projects on any of the themes mentioned above.

Selected Publications

O’Brien, L.*, & Mudaliar, P. (2022). Decolonizing land management in institutions of higher education. Journal of Land Use Science, 17(1), 195-210.

Kashwan, P., Mudaliar, P., Foster, S. R., & Clement, F. (2021). Reimagining and governing the commons in an unequal world: A critical engagement. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability, 3, 100102.

Mudaliar, P., McElroy, M.*, and Brenner, J.C. (2021) The Futility and Fatality of Incremental Action: Motivations and Barriers among Undergraduates for Environmental Action that Matters, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s13412-021-00705-1

Mudliar, P., and Koontz, T. M. (2021). Locating Power in Ostrom’s Design Principles: Watershed Management in India and the United States, Society and Natural Resources; https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2020.1864535

Mudliar, P. (2020) “Polycentricity to Moncentricity: Power Dynamics in Lake Victoria’s fisheries”, Environmental Policy and Governance; 1-14 https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.1917

* Student co-authors

PhD, The Ohio State University
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Denver