Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt is a Professor in the Resource, Environment and Development Program at the Crawford School of Public Policy.
Professor Lahiri-Dutt studies women and men’s livelihoods in rural areas and natural resource development, with particular focus on resource-dependent people, the conflicts arising out of contested rights, and community struggles to reclaim these rights.
This research is primarily focused on South Asia, but she also has work experience in Indonesia, Lao PDR and Mongolia. Currently, she is researching how coal sector transition can be just for developing countries such as India.
Professor Lahiri-Dutt is also a member of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions, and the ANU Gender Institute.