Dr. Rayson K. Alex

Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Rayson K. Alex is Associate Professor at BITS-Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 2011 for his dissertation titled Symbiosis in the Songs of Mudugar from Madras Christian College, University of Madras, Chennai. A Fulbright ( Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award-Teaching and Research, 2022-23) fellow to Western Washington University, USA, he is one of the editors of Essays in Ecocriticism (Sarup and Sons, New Delhi; 2007), Culture and Media: Ecocritical Explorations (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2014), Ecodocumentaries: Critical Essays (Palgrave Macmillan, USA and UK, 2016), Ecocultural Ethics: Critical Essays (Lexington Books, USA, 2017), Anthropocene Ecologies of Food: Notes from the Global South (Routledge, USA, 2022), and Desertscapes in the Global South and Beyond: Anthropocene Naturecultures (Routledge, USA, 2023). He has co-directed ethnographic video-documentaries such as The Story of MudugarNarikuravar (Life of a gypsy community in Tamil Nadu), Jenukurubar (Life of a tribal community in Karnataka), Learning from Jenukurubar and Nila Paranjathu (What the Nila Said: Art forms of the communities living on the banks of river Nila in Kerala). He is the Founder and co-Director of tiNai Ecofilm Festival.