Jaskiran K Chohan

Dr Jaskiran K Chohan

MSc, BA, PhD

  • BS40 5DU

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Jaskiran is a political ecologist with an interdisciplinary background in the Social Sciences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Spanish from University College London (UCL), a MSc in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Development Studies from UCL. For her PhD she researched the contestation between industrial farming methods and agroecology in two Zonas de Reserva Campesino, Colombia to understand how these rural communities construct alternative sustainable development and the obstacles they face. This thesis included field research in rural Colombia, short-ethnography and interviews with multiple-stakeholders from campesinos, to academics, civil servants and politicians. Jaskiran also earned an Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her university level teaching experience.

Jaskiran’s research interests include:

  • food systems
  • food politics
  • conflict and agriculture
  • agroecology
  • sustainable and participative development
  • territorial development
  • peasant studies
  • agrarian change
  • rural movements
  • gender and rurality

At Bristol, Jaskiran works on the POR EL Páramo (POst-conflict Reconciliation of Environment and Livelihoods in Boyacá Páramo) project in Colombia, aiming to better understand changing livestock practices in the Páramo region. More info at: https://porelparamo.org/en/home/ 


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