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Prof. Juhi Huda

Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from University of Colorado, Boulder, USA; M.A. in English from University of Nevada, Reno, USA; M.A. in English from Savitribai Phule Pune University; B.A., English, Savitribai Phule Pune University.


Prof. Juhi Huda is Assistant Professor – Environmental Studies at FLAME University. She received her doctoral degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. She also holds two Master of Arts degrees in English from University of Nevada, Reno, USA and University of Pune, India; and a B.A. in English from University of Pune, India.

Prof. Juhi has a total work experience of over nine years. She was a Postdoctoral Researcher at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, USA and has taught at University of Colorado, Boulder and University of Nevada, Reno, USA.

As a doctoral student, she examined the role of information in stakeholder communication and the role of evidence and risk perception in the agricultural biotechnology policy process in India. In other collaborative research projects, she has examined the role of citizens and information in wildfire mitigation and framing of problems, solutions, and community adaptation in response to wildfire; the strategic use of information in climate change communication; social and ecological impacts of extreme winter storm events in the Lake Tahoe region; and how organizations view policy challenges that arise from climate change.



  • Huda, J. (2020). Sources of Evidence for Risks and Benefits in Agricultural Biotechnology Policy in India: Exploring Links to Setting and Plot in Policy Narratives. Politics & Policy, 49(1), 205-247.

  • Huda, J. (2019). Policy Narratives across Two Languages: A Comparative Study using the Narrative Policy Framework. Review of Policy Research, 36(4), 523-546.

  • Huda, J. (2018). An Examination of Policy Narratives in Agricultural Biotechnology Policy in India. World Affairs, 181(1), 42–68.

  • León, B., Boykoff, M., Huda, J., & Rodrigo, C. (2018). Framing in climate change videos. In B. León and M. Bourk, Communicating Science and Technology through Online Video: Researching a New Media Phenomenon. London: Routledge.

  • Crow, D., Lawhon, L., Berggren, J., Huda, J., Koebele, E., & Kroepsch, A. (2017). A Narrative Policy Framework Analysis of Wildfire Policy Discussion in Two Colorado Communities. Politics & Policy, 45.4: 626-656.

  • Kroepsch, A., Koebele, E. A., Crow, D. A., Berggren, J., Huda, J., & Lawhon, L. A. (2017). Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future: Community Learning & Adaptive Discourse in Media Commemorations of Catastrophic Wildfires in Colorado. Environmental Communication: 1-16.

  • Crow, D. A., Berggren, J., Lawhon, L. A., Koebele, E. A., Kroepsch, A., & Huda, J. (2016). Local media coverage of wildfire disasters: An analysis of problems and solutions in policy narratives. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 0263774X16667302.

  • Rasul, G., Sharma, B., …, Huda, J., … Goodrich, C. G. (2015). Towards a framework for resilient livelihoods in earthquake-affected areas of Nepal. ICIMOD Working Paper 2015/6. Kathmandu: ICIMOD.

  • Crow, D., Lawhon, L., Koebele, E., Kroepsch, A., Schild, R., & Huda, J. (2015). Information, Resources, and Management Priorities: Agency Outreach and Mitigation of Wildfire Risk in the West. Risk, Hazards, and Crisis in Public Policy, 6.1: 69-90. Charles Redd Award for Best Paper on the Politics of the American West, Western Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting, Apr. 2015

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Huda, J. and Kauneckis, D. (April 2021). Integrating Narratives and Institutional Analysis in Environmental Governance: Toward a Theory of Institutional Narratives. Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Annual Meeting. – Virtual Conference due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • Huda, J. (May 2020). Do Data Sources Matter for Policy Narratives? Comparing Media  and Interview Data. Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. – Virtual Conference due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • Huda, J., Reager, J. T., & Chandanpurkar, H. A. (Dec. 2019). Understanding the social drivers of satellite-observed changes in freshwater availability. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

  • Huda, J. (Aug. 2019). Evidence of Risk: Anti-Science Populism in Agricultural  Biotechnology Policy in India. American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

  • Huda, J. (Apr. 2019). Narratives of Risk and Science: A Case Study of Agricultural Biotechnology Policy in India. Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

  • Huda, J. (Apr. 2019). Sources of Evidence and Risk in Agricultural Biotechnology Policy in India: Examining Setting and Plot in Policy Narratives. Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

  • Huda, J. (Apr. 2018). Narrative Construction across Languages: Cultural Context and the Narrative Policy Framework. Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

  • Huda, J. (Apr. 2017). Connecting Narrative Variables to Policy Outcomes: Analyzing Policy Narratives in the Agricultural Biotechnology Policy Debate in India. Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.