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Dr. Ranjan Datta is the Research Chair (CRC) in Community Disaster Research at Mount Royal University, Alberta, Canada. With over 17 years dedicated to community-based research, Dr. Datta has significantly contributed to community disaster research, resilience, and environmental resource management across Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada, Ghana, Bangladesh, and India. Dr. Datta mentors federally funded graduate and undergraduate students, supported by a robust network of communities, scholars, and professionals. He has secured over 24 national and international grants, totaling more than $12 million, and published 85 peer-reviewed articles and numerous books on Indigenous perspectives. Recognized globally, Dr. Datta has received prestigious awards, including the 2023 Sustainability Champion Award and the Excellence in Cultural Resource Management Award, highlighting his dedication to transformative social and environmental change.

community disaster governancedecolonial environmental researchIndigenous environmental GovernanceIndigenous land-water right

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