International Symposium on

Transforming Mountain Forestry 

Bridging transboundary challenges with 21st century paradigms for the welfare of mountain people, forests and environment in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Dehradun, India
18 - 22 January 2015

Speaker's Profile

Kiran Asher

Kiran Asher is a senior scientist in the Forests and Livelihoods portfolio at the
Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia. She is
an interdisciplinary scholar with a PhD in Comparative Politics from the
University of Florida, a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke
University, and a BSc in Life Sciences from St Xavier’s College, Bombay. Her
training is grounded in two decades of field-based research in Latin America
and South Asia. Her diverse research interests focus on the gender and ethnic
dimensions of social and environmental change in the global south. Her
publications include a monograph titled Black and Green: Afro-Colombians,
Development, and Nature in the Pacific Lowlands (Duke University Press,
2009). At CIFOR, she is involved in the Sloping Lands in Transition (SLANT)
project, and also in examining the gender dimension of forests, food security,
and small-holder resource management. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and
Portuguese, has a reading knowledge of French, a basic command of Bahasa
Indonesia, and solid working knowledge of Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and
Kutchi.