Soundarya Iyer

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
siyer at iihs dot ac dot in

PhD Manipal Academy of Higher Education;
M.Sc. (Molecular and Human Genetics), Banaras Hindu University;
B.Sc. (Life Sciences and Biochemistry), St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.


Soundarya is a Post-Doctoral researcher working on the CARIAA (Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Asia and Africa) project. Soundarya’s dissertation traced the processes of transformation in three villages in different regions of Karnataka using quantitative and qualitative methods. She identified agrarian resilience in the Old Mysore region, localized urbanization in the Hyderabad Karnataka region and localized modernity in the Coastal Karnataka region as the ongoing processes of rural transformation in different regions of Karnataka.

At IIHS, Soundarya is involved in the CARIAA project and her research focuses on the barriers and enablers to climate adaptation.