Divya is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Public Policy at the Indian School of Business. Before this, she was a Research Fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), an environmental think tank dedicated to conducting interdisciplinary research and training on issues pertaining to the human dimensions of the environment in India. She also taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at two student-centered liberal arts colleges in the United States — Colby College and Bowdoin College. Divya got her undergraduate degree in Botany and Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Delhi, India, and her Ph.D. degree from the Ohio State University.
Divya is an interdisciplinary scholar and has worked extensively on natural resource governance. Her research interests are broad. It puts the indigenous and/or rural population at the core to explore the aspects of multi-actor and multi-level governance; institutional design and analysis; forest policies and politics; democratic decentralization; rights-based approaches; collective action; adaptation; and discourses on climate change mitigation and sustainable development.