Department of Anthropology

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Dr Alex Aisher

Post:Associate Tutor (Anthropology)
Location:Arts C C206
Email:A.Aisher@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:www.decisionseed.com

Telephone numbers
Internal:8732
UK:01273 678732
International:+44 1273 678732
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Biography

Dr. Alex Aisher is an expert on Northeast India, focussing on indigenous knowledge, borderlands and frontier identities, surprise and non-linearity in social-ecological systems, indigenous perceptions of seasonality and adaptations to climate change, cultural understanding of extreme climate events, oral history, new approaches to resilience, and participatory decision-making. In 2001 he became the first foreign scholar for over forty years to conduct longterm anthropological fieldwork in the tribal state and internationally contested borderland of Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas. In 2007 he was one of two UK anthropologists to be awarded a prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, during which he designed and developed DecisionSeed, an original participatory group decision support tool inspired by his work with indigenous and intentional communities and organisations in Northeast India, South India and the UK.

Role

Associate Tutor

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Dr. Alex Aisher, Director of DecisionSeed Ltd., is an anthropologist based at the Department of Anthropology, Sussex University. In 2007 he was one of two UK anthropologists to be awarded a prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, during which he designed and developed DecisionSeed®, a new participatory group decision support tool inspired by his work with communities and organisations in Northeast India, South India and the UK.