My research and teaching focus on critical, radical, and feminist studies of nature-society relationships and on rural/migrant masculinity in the Himalaya. My theoretical interests include critical environmental justice, critical/feminist studies of global environmental change, science and technology studies, critical development studies and youth studies from the majority world. My current research project explores the functional and emancipatory value of indigenous cartography in landscape redesign within Aotearoa and the politics of climate adaptation across the Himalaya. I actively pursue research that is boundary-crossing between natural and social sciences, drawing upon plural epistemologies and co-producing knowledge with indigenous and local communities.
- Chakraborty R., Jayathunga S., Matunga HP., Davis S., Matunga L., Eggers J. and Gregorini P. (2022) Pursuing Plurality: Exploring the Synergies and Challenges of Knowledge Co-production in Multifunctional Landscape Design. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 5 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.680587.
- Chakraborty R. and Sherpa PY. (2021) From climate adaptation to climate justice: Critical reflections on the IPCC and Himalayan climate knowledges. Climatic Change 167(3-4) 49 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03158-1.
- Chakraborty R., Gergan MD., Sherpa PY. and Rampini C. (2021) A plural climate studies framework for the Himalayas. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 51: 42-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2021.02.005.
- Chakraborty R., Daloz AS., Kumar M. and Dimri AP. (2019) Does Awareness of Climate Change Lead to Worry? Exploring Community Perceptions Through Parallel Analysis in Rural Himalaya. Mountain Research and Development 39(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1659/mrd-journal-d-19-00012.1.
- Chakraborty R. (2018) The Invisible (Mountain) Man: Migrant youth and relational vulnerability in the Indian Himalayas. Madison. University of Wisconsin-Madison.