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Aviram Sharma

University of Vigo, Spain

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Aviram Sharma works as a Senior Researcher at the Post-Growth Innovation Lab at the University of Vigo, Spain. He is an interdisciplinary researcher whose research interests fall on the interface of STS (Science, Technology and Society Studies), Environmental Studies, and Development Studies.

He worked between 2015 to 2023 as an Assistant Professor at the School of Ecology and Environment Studies at Nalanda University, India. Before that, he worked in different capacities with the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK and Jawaharlal Nehru University, India between 2014-2015. He holds an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. degree in Science Policy from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Delhi, India.

He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Earth System Governance Project and Faculty Affiliate at Climate Social Science Network, Brown University, and Ostrom Workshop, at Indiana University, USA. He has held visiting positions at the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation (CRESI), Department of Sociology, University of Essex, UK; at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz, Austria and at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

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Climate policy and politics Climate Justice Renewable energy Climate law and litigation

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Sharma Aviram, Maharana Pyarimohan, Sahoo Satiprasad, Sharma Prabhakar, 2022. “Environmental Change and Groundwater Variability in South Bihar, India.” Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 19, 100846.

Sharma, Aviram, 2021. “Environmental governance in rural India: Diffusion of solar powered irrigation technologies.” Forum for Development Studies, 47 (2), 225-245.

Sharma Aviram and Pandey Poonam, 2021. “Innovations, Policies and Implications for Promoting Sustainable Solar Photovoltaic Industry from Management Perspective.” In Sustainability and Management of Photovoltaic Technologies edited by Jingzheng Ren and Zhipeng Kan, AIP Publishing, Melville, New York, USA.

Pandey Poonam and Sharma Aviram, 2021. “Knowledge politics, vulnerability and recognition-based justice: Public participation in renewable energy transitions in India.” Energy Research & Social Science, 71, 101824.

Kumari Preeti, Dhavala Kishore, Sharma Prabhakar and Sharma Aviram, 2021. “Achieving ‘Energy for All’: Solar Mini Grids for Rural Electrification in Asia.” In Renewable Energy Transition in Asia: Policies, Markets and Emerging Issues, edited by Nandakumar Janardhanan and Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Palgrave MacMillan, Singapore.

Sharma Aviram, 2020. “‘We Do Not Want Fake Energy’: The Social Shaping of a Solar Micro-Grid in Rural India.” Science, Technology and Society, 25 (2), 308-324.