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CARTOGRAPHIC EXERCISES

Below is a selection of maps that I made as part of the course GEOG 370: Introduction to Cartography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Many thanks to Ruth Trumble, Chenxiao Atlas Guo, and Deepika Amonkar  for their helpful comments and guidance.

RESEARCH: THE SOCIAL SCIENCE OF CEMENT & CONCRETE

Below is a collection of essays and articles written by social science and humanities scholars about one of the most widely found materials on earth: concrete. This list has been compiled with the assistance of countless colleagues and peers at conferences and workshops over the last few years. I hope it will be useful for […]

RESEARCH: URBAN POLITICAL ECOLOGY

Below are sections of my reading list that I compiled for my preliminary/qualifying exams in Human Geography at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am indebted to many professors and colleagues in graduate seminars and conferences who directed me to these excellent sources. This is not meant to be an exhaustive or definitive list. I have selected […]

RESEARCH: URBAN GEOGRAPHY

Below are sections of my reading list that I compiled for my preliminary/qualifying exams in Human Geography at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am indebted to many professors and colleagues in graduate seminars and conferences who directed me to these excellent sources. This is not meant to be an exhaustive or definitive list. I have selected […]

RESEARCH: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

Below are sections of my reading list that I compiled for my preliminary/qualifying exams in Human Geography at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am indebted to many professors and colleagues in graduate seminars and conferences who directed me to these excellent sources. This is not meant to be an exhaustive or definitive list. I have selected […]

FIELDWORK: CONCRETE IN KOCHI

Below are some images from preliminary dissertation fieldwork conduction by the author in Kochi, Kerala during Summer 2019.

Public: Decolonizing Infrastructure in India and the US: A Conversation with Malini Ranganathan

Recently, many scholars in the humanistic social sciences have begun to focus on the more-than-human agency of nonhuman natures, things, objects, and materials. Within this posthuman turn, objects are not simply inert backdrops for the ordering of social life but are actively involved in creating new sociopolitical orders. Infrastructure has emerged as a useful analytical […]

RESEARCH: (DE)CONSTRUCTING CONCRETE: MEANING & MATERIALITY IN POSTCOLONIAL INDIA

Below is the abstract and a link to my MA thesis (2018) in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder titled, “(De)Constructing Concrete: Meaning & Materiality in Postcolonial India.” Many thanks to my thesis advisor: Prof. Mara Goldman and committee members: Prof. Tim Oakes, Prof. Yaffa Truelove, and Prof. Shawhin Roudbari for their constructive […]

Research: Dissent by Design, Environmental Design, CU-Boulder

Through Fall 2017, I was a Graduate Research Assistant for an NSF funded research project, titled “Engineering Dissent: Moving Political Engagement for Social Justice from the Vanguard into the Mainstream of the Engineering Profession.” This project was initiated at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Program in Environmental Design  by Prof. Shawhin Roudbari and is a collaborative […]

Public: Design and the Politics of Space

The following article was featured in Issue 46, Journal of Landscape Architecture  www.lajournal.in. Can be downloaded here.   In the 21st century, ‘developing’ countries like India are a unique study in contrast demographically. At one end, there are the privileged elite and the growing middle class, aspiring to live and consume like their western counterparts. At […]