Arun Agrawal is the Samuel Trask Dana Professor at the School for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. His research and teaching emphasise the politics of international development, institutional change, and environmental conservation. He has written critically on Indigenous knowledge, community-based conservation, common property, population and resources, and environmental identities. Since 2013, Agrawal has served as the Editor-in-Chief of World Development, and his recent work has appeared in Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Conservation Biology, and Development and Change, among other journals. Preceding his work at the University of Michigan, Agrawal held teaching and research positions at Yale University; the University of Florida; McGill University; the University of California, Berkeley; and Harvard University, among others. Agrawal received his Ph.D. in political science from Duke University.