Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dr Meera Baindur

Dr Meera Baindur
PhD, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
Official Phone:0820-2923157

  • Doctoral research in the interdisciplinary area of environmental philosophy from the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. (Manipal University) 2005-2010.
  • DAAD scholarship, October–December, 2009: Participated in the student exchange program with Freie University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Visit to Exeter University for International Summer School on “Leadership and Global Challenges.” United Kingdom: July 3rd – 24th, 2010. (Recipient of Exeter University Presidential Scholarship grant for the Summer School)
  • Formal training in environmental journalism with CEE-MSD and contribution of articles regularly to newspapers and magazines on environmental issues.
  • Educational consultant with the South Asian Center, (Bangalore) a branch of Friends World Program, ( currently called Global College) Long Island University , USA, from 1999- 2005.
  • Yoga therapy consultant and teacher ( YTC, Bihar School of Yoga) with Atreya Resorts for Healing (ARTH), Indiranagar Bangalore. 1999- 2005.
  • Master's degree in psychology From Annamalai University, Counselling consultant, Ethnus group.
  • Grassroots Volunteer with village communities in the Himalayas for a few years, working directly on environment and sustainability issues. During this time also pursued traditional studies in Indian philosophy (Kailash Ashram).
Areas of Interest in teaching
  • Philosophy: Indian philosophy both traditional and modern philosophy, Philosophy of religion, Hinduism, mythology and narratives. Anthropology of religion religions in practice, rituals, Existentialism and ontology, feminist ethics
  • Environmental philosophy and environmental humanities: conceptualisation of nature in Indian thought, ecological and environmental ethics.
  • Environmental sociology and ecology: conservation, urban environmental issues, environmental justice, ecofeminism, indigenous and alternative perspectives on environment, environmentally displaced people and refugees the modern world.
  • Interdisciplinary areas: livelihoods around textiles and crafts, Indian history and literary traditions, alternative healing systems and Indian psychology. Sustainability and leadership.


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