SIDDHARTH MENON, an economic and urban geographer, is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests lie at the intersection of political economy of development, critical urban theory, political ecology, and science and technology studies (STS). Siddharth’s doctoral dissertation project examines the uneven impacts of India’s rapid urbanization on ordinary economic activities, everyday social relations, and environmental change. Currently, he is conducting research using ethnographic and other qualitative research methods in Kochi/Ernakulam city in the southern Indian State of Kerala.
Research Interests: Political Economy of Development, Critical Urban Theory, Political Ecology, STS, Construction Industry, South Asia/Kerala
Teaching Interests: International Development Studies, Urban Studies, Global Environmental Issues, STS, South Asian Studies, Qualitative Research Methods
ssmenon at wisc dot edu