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activist , educator , Social scientist

John Kurien, Indian social scientist, educator, activist. Member South Indian Federation Fisherman Societies (director since 1985), International Collective in Support Fishworkers (founder), International Society for Ecological Economics.

Background

Kurien, John was born on July 18, 1951 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Son of V. Thomas and Annamma Kurien.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Madras, 1971. Master of Business Administration, University Jamshedpur, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bombay, 1994.

Career

Marketing executive, Marianad Fishermen's Cooperative, Kerala, 1973-1977; research associate, Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 1978-1981; associate professor, Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum, since 1983; associate director, Documentation for Action Groups in Asia, Hong Kong, 1982-1983. Member of advisory committee for fisheries research United Nations/Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations), Rome, since 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles on fisheries development to professional journals.

Membership

Member South Indian Federation Fisherman Societies (director since 1985), International Collective in Support Fishworkers (founder), International Society for Ecological Economics.

Connections

Married Molly Mathew, May 30, 1981. Children: Amit, Anand, Ashwin.

father:
V. Thomas

mother:
Annamma Kurien

spouse:
Molly Mathew

child:
Anand Kurien

child:
Ashwin Kurien

child:
Amit Kurien