Researcher Profile

Dr Alka Sabharwal

Alka Sabharwal
Alka Sabharwal


Anthropology and Sociology


Alka Sabharwal earned her Bachelor’s (1991), Master’s (1994) and M.Phil (1996) degrees in Social Anthropology at the University of Delhi, and received a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Western Australia in 2015. Her doctoral research employed a cultural politics framework to draw attention to complex cultural dynamics embodied within contestations surrounding conservation issues in the border region between India and China, which have generally remained unattended in the traditional political ecological approach. She has been involved in multifaceted anthropological and ethnographic research for many years in the socio political contexts of development and environmental conservation in the Asian subcontinent. Her research interests are centered around the study of state, the bureaucracy, and the politics of conservation with a special geographic interest in India and the Himalayan region.

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Most frequent journals
  • Area

    ISSNs: 0004-0894, 1475-4762


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.46 SJR 0.934 SNIP 0.759

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Journal of South Asian Studies

    ISSNs: 2308-7846

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2307-4000


  • Environment and Society: advances in research

    ISSNs: 2150-6779, 2150-6787

    Berghahn Books Inc.

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1 SJR 0.396 SNIP 0.401

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Journal of Political Ecology

    ISSNs: 1073-0451

    Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.08 SJR 0.832 SNIP 1.052

    Indexed in DOAJ

    Journal: ERA2018

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