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Dr. Lavanya Suresh

About the Faculty

Lavanya Suresh is an Associate Professor at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus. After her PhD in Political Science (from ISEC Bangalore), she was an Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad. Her work focuses on the political ecology of commons in India, with a broader interest in decentralisation and public administration. Besides publications in leading social science journals, she has co-authored a book (with Prof. M.V. Nadkarni and N. Sivanna) on “Decentralised Democracy: Gandhi’s Vision and Indian Reality.” She was also awarded the visiting research scholar fellowship under the Graduate Development Program of the Watson Institute of International Studies’ at Brown University, USA.  She is PI and Co-PI in a number of funded projects.


Contact Details
Phone: 040-66303562
Chamber: K-108
Scopus ID: 57193201008
Positions held at present in Professional Bodies
  • Elected as Executive Committee member of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) for two consecutive two year terms starting in 2020 – ongoing
  • Elected IASC ECN Representative of the Early Carrier Network (ECN) in the International Association for the Study of the Commons from January 15, 2023 to January 14, 2025. 
  • Member of International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)
  • Member of International Political Science Association (IPSA)
  • Member of International Public Policy Association (IPPA)

Administrative Position held at present in BITS

  • In-charge of Publications and Media Relations - 19th Aug 2022 to 18th Aug 2024
  • Editor BITScan - 19th Aug 2022 to 18th Aug 2024
  • Convener, Departmental Research Committees (DRC), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences from 1st Dec 2022 to 30th Nov 2024.
  • Member of the Academic Counselling Cell (ACC) – June, 2019 – till date
  • Faculty-in-charge of Law Society, BPHC – October 2022 till date

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