Dr. Judith Bopp

Post Doctoral Fellow, IGCS

Judith is dedicating her postdoctoral research with IGCS to ‘organic farming in alternative livelihood strategies of periurban communities in Tamil Nadu’. She holds a PhD in Cultural Geography from the University of Cologne, Germany. Her dissertation project examined the emerging organic food and urban gardening scenes in Bangkok in the context of New Social Movements. The research based on three observations made during her field work in Thailand: raising public health concerns, the vulnerability of rural farmers’ livelihoods, and urbanites’ aspirations of alternative lifestyles.

Judith has previously been a research associate in a bilateral project between the Ministry of Construction and the University of Cologne in Yangon, Myanmar. Her fields of interests are in food anthropology, urban studies, rural development, traditional knowledge and social movements.