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Ankit Bhardwaj

New York University

Based in

United States
North America

Ankit Bhardwaj is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at New York University. He researches the politics of decarbonization, paying special attention to relations between the state, expertise, and democracy. He has an interest in the environmental thought of social theorists like WEB Du Bois, and his past work analyzed the politics of responding to climate change in Indian cities.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States India

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Net Zero Climate Justice Scientific assessments

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Bhardwaj, Ankit, et al. “More Priorities, More Problems? Decision-Making with Multiple Energy, Development and Climate Objectives.” Energy Research & Social Science, vol. 49, Mar. 2019, pp. 143–57. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.11.003.

Bhardwaj, Ankit. “Postcards from Small Town India.” Climate, Science and Society, by Zeke Baker et al., 1st ed., Routledge, 2023, pp. 103–10. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003409748-17.

Bhardwaj, Ankit. “Styles of Decarbonization.” Environmental Politics, vol. 32, no. 4, June 2023, pp. 619–41. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2022.2113611.

Bhardwaj, Ankit. “The Soils of Black Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois’s Theories of Environmental Racialization.” Sociological Theory, vol. 41, no. 2, June 2023, pp. 105–28. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.1177/07352751231164999.

Bhardwaj, Ankit, and Radhika Khosla. “Superimposition: How Indian City Bureaucracies Are Responding to Climate Change.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, vol. 4, no. 3, Sept. 2021, pp. 1139–70. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848620949096.

Dubash, Navroz K., et al. “India’s Energy and Emissions Future: An Interpretive Analysis of Model Scenarios.” Environmental Research Letters, vol. 13, no. 7, 2018, p. 074018.

Khosla, Radhika, and Ankit Bhardwaj. “Urbanization in the Time of Climate Change: Examining the Response of Indian Cities.” WIREs Climate Change, vol. 10, no. 1, Jan. 2019, p. e560. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.560.