Anisha Nazareth is an Associate Scientist with the Equitable Transitions program. She joined SEI US in August 2020. Most of her work focuses on the interactions between climate crises and global and local inequalities. She uses political ecology, political economy and critical climate justice framings to understand the power dynamics that create and maintain injustices in climate governance and climate action.
Anisha has contributed to SEI’s work on carbon inequality, exploring how different income groups make starkly different contributions to global carbon emissions. She has also studied equity in the international climate space: the impact of the pandemic on equitable climate negotiations and the equity implications of prominent anti-fossil fuel norms.
Anisha holds an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University (US). Her master’s thesis was an analysis of how intra- and international power dynamics impact socio-technical transition pathways in India. Prior to coming to Tufts, Anisha earned a MTech in Information Technology from IIIT Bangalore (India). For this Master’s thesis, she used ethnographic methods to study a campaign that advocated for safer e-waste disposal in Bangalore, India, to determine how power dynamics and the socio-materiality of e-waste shapes interactions between e-waste campaigners and e-waste disposers. Anisha has previous work experience in big data analysis, software development and ICTD (information and communication technology for development).