I was happy to serve as one of the reviewers for the Open Access e-journal Roadsidesā€˜ Spring 2023 Issue, titled Gendering Infrastructure. Many thanks to Sneha Annavarapu and Yaffa Truelove for the invitation. To read the full Issue, please visit https://roadsides.net/collection-no-009/.

The below images are from a recent visit to the Mitraniketan Social Service Society and Clinic in Vagamon in the Western Ghats mountains of central Kerala. The Clinic was established in 1963 by Architect Laurie Baker, his wife Dr. Elizabeth Baker, Alina Cattani, and Dr. Hildagard Sina to address the needs of the local population […]

Below is a selected list of readings that informed my thinking about the connections between infrastructure materiality, embodied labor, and social difference. These readings form a key part of my journal article – “Class, Caste, Gender, and the Materiality of Cement Houses in India” – published in Antipode (2023, 55 (2)). Truelove, Y. (2011). (Re-)Conceptualizing […]

As the FIFA Men’s World Cup Qatar 2022 draws to a close, here are some commentaries and multimedia that highlight the globalizing spread of the world’s most popular sport – football (soccer) – from the perspective of fans and nation-states from the Global South, especially from Kerala and India. This post has been inspired by […]

Below is a list of teaching resources that I drew up as a supplement to my forthcoming (2023, 55(2)) Antipode article, “Class, Caste, Gender, and the Materiality of Cement Houses in India“. It’s part of new initiative started by antipodeonline.org, called The Critical Classroom, that aims “to create a commons resource of radical geography teaching […]

Out now in Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. My peer-reviewed article on the intersectional class, caste, and gender dynamics of new cement houses in India. It’s open access here. A PDF version can be downloaded below. Menon, S. (2023). Class, Caste, Gender, and the Materiality of Cement Houses in India. Antipode, 55 (2) pp. 574-598 […]

I was invited to speak at TEDx NIT-Calicut on April 30, 2022. Many thanks to the organizing team, led by Varghese George and Vardhah Moidu, and the students of NIT-Calicut for a well organized and engaging event. Details about the event and speakers can be found below; https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/49316 https://tedxnitc.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TEDxNITCalicut/