Deepak Bhat Dundi





Research interests: Environmental Humanities; Animism; Multispecies ethnography ; Biodiversity conservation; Kannada literary studies

Biography: I am a first year PhD Student at the Centre for Research in Evolutionary, Social and Inter-Disciplinary Anthropology at the University of Roehampton. I am interested in Environmental Humanities and Biodiversity Conservation. For my PhD research I will be focusing on human and wildlife interaction in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. My work draws on contemporary insights from multispecies ethnography and more-than-human geography.

Prior to this I worked on a project called ‘Conservation and Ecology of Leopards’ in protected and multiple land use areas in Karnataka. In 2015 I was awarded the ‘AW Mellon Environmental Humanities South Masters Fellowship’ to complete my MPhil at the University of Cape Town. For my MPhil dissertation I studied the Human–elephant interaction in the Western Ghats region of South India.


  • AW Mellon Environmental Humanities South Masters Fellowship (2015- 2016)
  • Roehampton University Sacred Heart Scholarship (RUSH) (2017 to present)