Suravee Nayak is an Associate Fellow with the Initiative on Climate, Energy and Environment (ICEE) at CPR. Suravee’s research interests are energy and labour, political economy of coal, energy transitions, extractive industries and nature-society relations. At CPR, her work focuses on the political economy of coal dependency, coal transitions and ‘just transition’ in India.
Prior to joining CPR, she was a Doctoral Scholar at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram. Suravee was also a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, UK, in 2019. During her M.Phil. and Ph.D., she researched the political economy of coal mining in India, particularly understanding various socio-economic-ecological transitions in coal-dependent economies. Her recently completed Ph.D. project specifically explores the labour process and labour regimes in the coal mines of Eastern India based on 18 months of ethnographic research. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and on digital media.
Suravee holds an M.Phil in Applied Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (through the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram).