Devendraraj Madhanagopal

Devendraraj is a PlanAdapt Fellow, based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Trained as an environmental sociologist, his academic expertise and interests cut across coastal governance, marine fishing communities, coastal livelihoods, environmental politics, social and political dimensions of climate change, disaster risk reduction, environmental governance, environmental justice, and climate justice.

Since 2019, he has been a faculty member associated with the School of Sustainability at XIM University (Odisha, India). He is the author of ‘Local Adaptation to Climate Change in South India Challenges and the Future in the Tsunami-hit Coastal Regions​’ (Routledge, UK). He is the lead and corresponding editor of three edited books published by Springer Nature and Routledge in 2022 such as ‘Climate Change and Risk in South and Southeast Asia: Sociopolitical Perspectives’. In addition, he is the recipient of more than a dozen international travel grants or competitive fellowships. Over the past few years, he has offered peer-review support to more than fifteen indexed journals and books and continues actively engaging in scholarly activities. From August 2023 onwards, he serves as an Editorial Advisory Board Member to the SAGE Journal, ‘Alternatives: Global, Local, Political’. He continues actively collaborating with international scholars in various research-related endeavours.

He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (Mumbai, India).

For more information, see Devendraraj’s LinkedIn and ResearchGate page.