Jared Margulies joined the BIOSEC project as a post-doctoral researcher in October 2017. He gained his PhD from the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where his dissertation examined the multispecies politics of conservation governance in South India. He conducted his primary dissertation fieldwork in southwest India with the support of a Fulbright-Nehru Grant in 2015-2016 based in Tamil Nadu in the Western Ghats. Before moving to Sheffield, Jared lived in Baltimore, Maryland, “The Greatest City in America,” for over a decade.
Jared leads BIOSEC Work Package 5 – Consuming Wildlife: environmental crime, security and biodiversity protection, intending to build on his research experiences in India to examine the illicit sourcing and commodification of living ‘things’ through the global wildlife trade.