Dr Sarinda Singh
Dr Sarinda Singh
Postdoctoral Fellow
Anthropology

s.singh2@uq.edu.au
 

Qualifications:

PhD (Anthropology, Environmental Studies), Australian National University
B.Sc Honours (Ecology, Social Psychology), University of Queensland
 
Background:
 
ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Social Science, UQ, 2010-2012
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Social Science, UQ, 2008-2010
Consultant (NRM projects in Laos, Cambodia), 2004-2007
AusAID Youth Ambassador for Development (Laos), 2003
Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, 1999-2000
 
Professional Activities
 
Fellow - Australian Anthropological Society
 
Research interests:
  • Local views of environmental change, conservation, development and authority
  • Debates over forests resources and rural livelihoods in Laos and Cambodia
  • Government officials and state practices

Please follow this link to find out more about Dr Singh’s research profile.

 
Representative publications:
 
Singh, S. (in press). Developing bureaucracies for environmental governance. Journal of Contemporary Asia.
 
Singh, S. (in press). Bureaucratic migrants and the potential of prosperity in upland Laos. Reprinted in L. Chua, J. Cook, N. Long, and L. Wilson (eds.), Southeast Asian Perspectives on Power. London: Routlledge. 
 
Singh, S. (2012). Natural Potency and Political Power: Forests and State Authority in Post-Socialist Laos.  Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.
 
Singh, S. (2011). Bureaucratic migrants and the potential of prosperity in upland Laos. The Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 42(2): 211–231.
 
Singh, S. (2010). Appetites and aspirations: consuming wildlife in Laos. The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 21: 315-331.
 
Singh, S., (2009). Governing anti-conservation sentiments: forest politics in Laos. Human Ecology. 37: 749-760.
 
Singh, S. (2009). World Bank-directed development?: negotiating participation in the Nam Theun 2 hydropower project in Laos. Development and Change 40(3): 487-507.
 
Singh, S. (2009). Living within the state: a dormitory community in central Laos. In Tai Lands and Thailand: Community and State in Southeast Asia, A. Walker (ed.), 141-165. Singapore: Institution of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).
 
Singh, S. (2008). Contesting moralities: the politics of wildlife trade in Laos. Journal of Political Ecology 15: 1-20.
 
Singh S. (2008). Social challenges to integrating conservation and development: the case of wildlife use in Laos. Society and Natural Resources 21(10): 952-955.
 
Singh S., Boonratana R., Bezuijen M. and Phonvisay A. (2006). Trade in Natural Resources in Attapeu Province: An assessment of trade in the MWBP demonstration site in Lao PDR. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia – Indochina (TSEA-IC) for the Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme (MWBP).
 
Singh S. Boonratana R., Bezuijen M. and Ko S. (2006).  Trade in natural resources in Stung Treng Province: An assessment of trade in the MWBP demonstration sites in Cambodia.  TRAFFIC Southeast Asia – Indochina (TSEA-IC) for the Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme (MWBP).
 
Johnson A., Singh S., Duangdala M.and Hedemark M. (2005).  New records on the distribution and status of Western black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor) in Lao PDR.  Oryx, 39: 1-7.
 
Johnson A., Singh S. and Duangdala M. (2004).  Wildlife hunting and use in Luang Namtha Province: implications for rural livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in the uplands of Lao PDR.  In Poverty Reduction and Shifting Cultivation Stabilization in the Uplands of the Lao PDR: Technologies, Approaches and Methods for Improving Upland Livelihoods, pp.195-218.  National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI): Vientiane.
 
Contributions to New Mandala (http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/) and ASEAN Analysis (www.aseanfocus.com)

 

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