Asmita Kabra is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Ambedkar University Delhi and member, Joint Working Group in Human Ecology. She is a development economist who joined the inter-disciplinary School of Human Ecology at AUD in 2010 after 14 years of undergraduate teaching in Economics at the University of Delhi. Dr. Kabra obtained a PhD in Economics in February 2008 from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her doctoral work was on the impact of conservation-induced displacement on the livelihood of a poor and marginal adivasi community in Central India. This was among India’s first full length studies of environmental displacement. She works currently on the political economy and political ecology of biodiversity conservation, poverty and rural livelihoods. Her work focuses especially on land use change, displacement and resettlement among people living in and around forest areas. Dr. Kabra is the President of Adharshila, an organization working for meaningful education for rural (especially Adivasi) children in district Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh. She is also one of the Founder Trustees of Samrakshan Trust, an NGO working for socially just biodiversity conservation.