Denise sitting outside on her travels
Ph.D. Student
Environmental Studies

Major Field/Concentration

Energy transitions post the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the impacts these transitions have on marginalized and vulnerable communities globally.  

Research Interests

Global energy and climate governance; multilateral agencies; Development, inequality and environmental justice; Climate change mitigation and adaptation in India and the Global South; Green imperialism; Solar, petrochemicals, and coal; energy landscapes and spaces. 

Faculty Advisor

Joe Bryan (Geography)


M.A., Sustainable Development Practice, TERI University, New Delhi
B.A.,Political Science,  St. Xavier's College, Mumbai University


Denise was a Research Assistant at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay from 2013-2016 where she researched on solar energy dissemination in rural areas and climate change policy in India. She was an American India Foundation Clinton Fellow 2016-2017 and worked with a small development organisation in Rajasthan, India.