Bahar Dutt | Department of Communication

Profile

Bahar
Dutt
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
Shiv Nadar University
India
Profile Summary 

Award winning journalist Bahar Dutt is considered as one of the foremost voices for the environment in India. She is trained as a conservation biologist- and has worked as an Environment Editor with India’s leading English newschannel CNN-News18 and has won over 12 national and international awards for her reportage on green issues. Her hard hitting investigative stories have led to the shut down of an illegal mine in Goa and a shopping mall on a river bed.

She is the author of two books Green wars with Harper Collins ( 2010) and Rewilding in India with Oxford University press (2019) . She also runs a Youtube show called Earth Talks for the Observer Research Foundation

Educational Qualifications 
1998
MSW
Delhi School of Social Work
2000
MSc
University of Kent, Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology
Work Experience 
2002
Manager- Communities programme ,
Wildlife Trust of India ,
countrywide
I currently work here
Environment Editor ,
CNN News 18
Communications Consultant ,
UN Environment ,
Bangkok
Teaching & Research Interests: 

My research interests revolve around how effective communication can lead to behaviour change thats good for the Planet. I have worked in the past with non pastoral nomadic communities such as the Bawarias and the kalbeliyas in Rajasthan . I am particularly interested in the cross pollination of academic disciplines of conservation biology and sociology.

Awards(Selected): 
2006

Ramnath Goenka Award

2006

Wildscreen Award, UK for best film in news category , The Last Dance of the Sarus

2014

Wildlife Film Award at CMS Vatavaran for Saving the Ganga Documentary

Sanskriti Award for Community Service work with snake charmers

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