SIDDHARTH MENON is an Economic and Urban Geographer. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate in Geography, with a PhD Minor in Science & Technology Studies (STS), at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is affiliated to the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies, Center for South Asia, and the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE). Siddharth received his Bachelor’s degree (BArch) in Architecture from the University of Mumbai in 2011 and his Master’s degree (MA) in Geography, with a Graduate Certificate in Development Studies, from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2018. Between 2011 and 2016, he worked as an architect using appropriate building technologies in different parts of India (see Architecture Work Sample).
Siddharth’s doctoral research examines the relationship between uneven development and processes of economic, social, and environmental change in rapidly urbanizing peripheral regions of India.
Research Interests: Economic & Development Geography, Urban Geography, Political Ecology, Science & Technology Studies (STS), Built Environment, South Asia/Kerala
Teaching Interests: International Development Studies, Urban Studies, Global Environmental Issues, STS, South Asian Studies, Environmental Design, Qualitative Research Methods
ssmenon at wisc dot edu