SIDDHARTH MENON is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. His research interests lie at the intersection of economic and development geography, urban geography, political ecology, and STS. His doctoral dissertation project examines the economic, social, and environmental impacts of widespread building construction activities in rapidly developing cities in India. For this project, he is currently conducting ethnographic research in Kochi city in the southern Indian State of Kerala.
Research Interests: Political Economy of Development, Critical Urban Theory, Political Ecology, Science & Technology Studies (STS), Construction Industry, Kerala/India/South Asia.
Teaching Interests: International Development Studies, Urban Studies, Global Environmental Issues, STS, South Asian Studies, Architecture & Environmental Design, Qualitative Research Methods
ssmenon at wisc dot edu