• Sadaf Javed
  • Sadaf Javed
  • Research Interests: agroecology, local food systems, human-environment relations, agrarian change, political ecology
  • Advisor: D. Asher Ghertner
  • Degree: Ph.D.



I study the traditional agroecological practices in the foothills of Himalayas, India. I use qualitative methods to understand the relations between agroecological landscapes, local government and new farming practices such as organic farming in Uttarakhand, India.

Previous Degrees:

  • M.Phil., Science Policy Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • M.Sc., Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Ecology (2018–2019), "Introduction to Human Ecology"
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Ecology (Fall 2019), "Introduction to Human Ecology"


  • Tuomas Ylä-Anttila, Pradip Swarnakar, Sadaf Javed, and Katariina Oivo. (2015). "How to Avoid Seeing Like a State: Learning from Civil Society Organisations." Economic and Political Weekly 17 (April 25): 14–16.
  • Priyadarshini Singh, Sadaf Javed, Satyanarayan Shashtri, Ravi Singh, and Chandrashekhar Vishwakarm. (2017). "Influence of Landuse Pattern on the Lake Water Quality within the Wetland of Sultanpur National Park, Haryana using Remote Sensing Techniques and Hydrochemical analysis." Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment 5: 84–92.
  • Sadaf Javed. (2015). "New Road to the Old Destination: Analysing the Hunger Goal," in Vikrom Mathur & Ritika Passi (eds.), Global Goals, National Actions—Making the Post-2015 Development Agenda Relevant to India, Global Policy-ORF Series, 24–30.


  • Rutgers Global Scholar Award, Rutgers Global / School of Graduate Studies (2019)
  • South Asian Studies Program Award, Rutgers University (2018, 2019)
  • Excellence Fellowship, Graduate School–New Brunswick, Rutgers University (2017–2018)
  • Junior Research Fellowship, University Grant Commission, Government of India (2012–2017)