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Soumyajit Bhar, PhD

Assistant Professor


School of Liberal Studies

Soumyajit Bhar is an Assistant Professor at the School of Liberal Studies, BML Munjal University. He has completed PhD in Sustainability Studies from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment. His research interests include Ecological Economics, Socio-Psychological drivers of consumption patterns and understanding the process to implement sustainability transition in the context of the Global South. He worked as assistant professor at Krea University and taught courses across environmental studies, psychology, and economics. He has more than 15 years of academic and action research experience (both volunteering and full-time) working with various environmental and sustainability issues.

Key Publications

  1. Soumyajit Bhar, Sharachchandra Lele, Jihoon Min, and Narasimha Rao. forthcoming. “ Water, air pollution and carbon footprints of conspicuous/luxury consumption in India”. Ecological Economics.
  2. Kalpita Bhar Paul, & Soumyajit Bhar (2023). Reconciling Interpretations of “Being as Such”: Contribution to Ecophenomenology. International Journal of Applied Philosophy.
  3. Soumyajit Bhar, Sharachchandra Lele, Narasimha D Rao. 2021. “Beyond income: correlates of conspicuous and luxury consumption in India“. Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, 18(1): 142-157.
  4. Soumyajit Bhar. 2018. “Consuming with Mindfulness: Import of Buddhist Philosophy for an Ethic toward Consumerism”. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (SCOPUS), 26(3): 1563-1578.
  5. Soumyajit Bhar. 2019. “Introducing Phenomenological Research Methodology in Sustainable Consumption Literature: Illustrations from India”. International Journal of Qualitative Methods (SAGE), 18:1-14.
  6. Soumyajit Bhar. 21 April 2020. “Degrowth and COVID-19: Are we drawing a simplistic connection? ”. Mongabay.
  7. Bejoy K Thomas, Soumyajit Bhar, and Shoibal Chakravarty. 2021. “Environmental Revival During COVID-19”. Ecology, Economy, and Society 4(1): 13-20.
  8. Soumyajit Bhar and Kalpita Bhar Paul. 15 May 2021. “ Of COVID-19 and Climate Change, One Is the Tip and the Other Is the Iceberg“. The Wire.