Prateep Nayak

Associate Professor
Prateep Nayak

Contact Information
519-888-4567, ext. 43112
EV3 4231

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Prateeps academic background is in political science, environmental studies and international development. He does transdisciplinary work with an active interest in combining social and ecological perspectives. Prateeps research focuses on the understanding of complex human-environment connections (or disconnections) with particular attention to change, its drivers, their influence and possible ways to deal with them. His main areas of expertise and interest include commons, governance, social-ecological system resilience, wellbeing, environmental justice and political ecology. Currently, he teaches international development and environment. In the past, Prateep worked as a development professional in India on issues around community-based governance of land, water and forests, focusing specifically at the interface of research, implementation and public policy. Prateep is a past Trudeau Scholar, a Harvard Giorgio Ruffolo Fellow in Sustainability Science, a recipient of Canadas Governor General Academic Gold Medal, and SSHRC Banting Fellow.

Courses Taught

  • INDEV 100: Introduction to International Development: Concepts, Theories and Actors

  • INDEV 101: Introduction to International Development: Issues, Challenges and Approaches

  • SUSM 675: Governing the Commons

  • INDEV 617: Environmental Change and Governance (Field Course0

  • INDEV 602/GEOG 635: Theories and Practices of International Development

Selected Publications


  • PhD - Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • M.A. - Natural Resource Management, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (CHET) - University of Manitoba, Canada
  • M.A. - Rural Development, Xavier Institute of Social Service, India
  • B.A. (Honours) - Political Science, Sambalpur University, India