ANR    CNRS
ANR Programme 2009-2012
(ANR-08-GOUV-064)
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JUST-INDIA
A Joint Programme on Justice and Governance in India and South Asia
(Hosted by Centre for Himalayan Studies)

Sarah Benabou

BENABOU, Sarah

mail:saritahome (at) hotmail.com

A PhD fellow in the socio-economy of development (with a focus on anthropology), at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, her dissertation bears on “Global Biodiversity Conservation Policies and Livelihoods in Indian Biosphere Reserves. Case studies from the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (Himalayas) and Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (Western Ghats)”. Her work is supervised by Prof. Jacques Weber, director of the French Institute for Biodiversity.

Formation

M.Phil Socio-economy of development, 2005 (EHESS), M.A. Anthropology, 2004 (University Paris 10), B.A. Hindi, 2004 (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations, Paris).
Training at the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (UPR Green), on  “Complex Systems Simulation : Multi-Agents Systems and Renewable Ressources Management” (2006).

Grant

2006 – 2008. Beneficiary of a three-years doctoral scholarship of the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris).

Papers

- “Poverty, conservation and rural livelihood transformation through ecodevelopment. The case of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve” paper presented at the annual workshop of the Association of Young Indian Studies, Shillong (India), 2008;
- “Socio-cultural dynamics of ecotourism. The case of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Laboratory of Social Anthropology, Paris, 2005;
- « Analysis of the construction of an ecotourism project in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Indian Himalayas », paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Young Indian Studies (AJEI-CNRS, UPR 299), Villejuif, 2005.

Publication

“The socio-cultural implications of ecotourism implementation : The Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (Indian Himalayas)”, Cahiers d’Anthropologie Sociale, 3 (2007).