Category Talks & Conferences

Talk: Holtz Center for STS Brown Bag, UW-Madison

As a recipient of 2018-2020 Holtz Center Top-Up Fellowship, I will be presenting my upcoming research on cement/concrete construction in India along with other student award winners at the Holtz Center Brown Bag Series. The Graduate Student Award Winners Panel will take place on Thursday, December 5, 12.30-1.30 PM in 8411 Social Sciences. Please find […]

TALK: HISTORY OF SCIENCE BROWN BAG, UW-MADISON

I will be speaking at the History of Science Brown Bag Lecture Series at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Many thanks to Prof. Pablo Gomez for the invitation. The talk is titled “Gendering Cement, Cementing Gender: The Puccafication of Subjectivities in Urbanizing India.” Please find a working abstract below. Houses in the Kangra valley of Himachal […]

Workshop: Urban Climates: Power, Development, and Environment in South Asia; Dartmouth College

I was happy to be a part of the Urban Climates: Power, Development, and Environment in South Asia workshop at Dartmouth College on October 11, 12 2019. Many thanks to Nida Rehman and Aparna Parikh for organizing the same. Please find below a poster of the workshop theme, a poster for a film by Hira Nabi, […]

Conference Panel: South Asian Materialities; Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison

I’ve organized a panel at the Annual Conference on South Asia to be held at UW-Madison from October 17-20, 2019. The panel highlights the gritty materialities of (non)human actors in Indian cities and their complicity in creating new urban socialities and subjectivities. Details below: South Asian Materialities: Materializing urban change in South Asia Over the […]

Workshop: Urban Climates-Power, Development, and Environment in South Asia; University of Cambridge

I was glad to be a part of the the Urban Climates: Power, Development, and Environment workshop held at the University of Cambridge on 7-8 June 2019. The workshop was organized by Nida Rehman (University of Cambridge) and Aparna Parikh (Dartmouth College) and was funded by the Urban Studies Foundation. It brought together an excellent cohort of scholars […]

Workshop: Third Annual International Anthropology of Concrete Workshop 2019, Rice University

It was great interacting with critical scholars working on the relationship between concrete and society from different interdisciplinary perspectives on 2 March, 2019 at Rice University, Houston. A special thanks to Kali Rubaii for organizing the same and for the images. Details below. Ecopolitics of Cement and Concrete Third Annual International Anthropology of Concrete Workshop […]

Conference Panel: (Re)assembling the Politics of the Everyday: Things and Materials in Geographical Analysis; AAG 2019, Washington D.C.

(Re)assembling the Politics of the Everyday: Things and Materials in Geographical Analysis Organizers Siddharth Menon (UW-Madison) sidmen@gmail.com Andrew Grant (CU-Boulder)   andrewgrantphd@gmail.com Geographers and scholars in the social sciences and humanities are increasingly interrogating the social and political life of materials, ranging from smaller things like faucets, walls, and chairs to larger transnational infrastructure projects […]

Conference Panel: Gender, Materiality & Development in the Himalayas: A Critical Geographic Perspective; AAS-in-Asia 2018, New Delhi

Panel Title: Gender, Materiality & Development in the Himalayas: A Critical Geographic Perspective. Panel Abstract: The Himalayan mountain region is experiencing rapid change in terms of state led development practices, urbanization, and neoliberal globalization across national divides. How do local people based on caste, class, and gender deal with these changes? What kind of new […]

Talk: Humanitarian Engineering Symposium, MSU-Denver

Will be speaking at the Humanitarian Engineering Symposium, organized by the Humanitarian Engineering Club at Metropolitan State University (MSU) Denver. Details below: Title: “Of Mud and Modernity: Building with earth in Rural India” Date: Friday, April 20, 2018 Time: 2.35 pm Symposium Schedule

Talk: American Association of Geographers Preview- Student Talks

Four Geography graduate students will present a preview of the talks they will give at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting in New Orleans April 10-14, 2018: Sarah Tynen: State Territorialization through Bureaucratic Control: Authoritarian Governance at the Neighborhood Level in China   Aaron Malone: Diaspora Bureaucracy? Formalizing emigrant engagement and the evolution of Mexico’s 3×1 Program […]