Tag Archives: Cement

PUBLIC: THE CRITICAL CLASSROOM

Below is a list of teaching resources that I drew up as a supplement to my forthcoming (2023, 55(2)) Antipode article, “Class, Caste, Gender, and the Materiality of Cement Houses in India“. It’s part of new initiative started by antipodeonline.org, called The Critical Classroom, that aims “to create a commons resource of radical geography teaching […]

JOURNAL: CLASS, CASTE, GENDER, AND THE MATERIALITY OF CEMENT HOUSES IN INDIA

Out now in Antipode journal. My peer-reviewed article (below) on the intersectional class, caste, and gender dynamics of new cement houses in India. It’s open access and can be viewed here. Menon, S. (2023). Class, Caste, Gender, and the Materiality of Cement Houses in India.¬†Antipode, 55 (2) 10.1111/anti.12898 Abstract Recently, large parts of India and […]

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 […]

Talk: Center for Asian Studies Luncheon Series, CU Boulder

Built Environment Transformations in Rural India 2017.10.05   In this talk, I look at traditional knowledge and practices of building dwellings in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. How has this knowledge been deployed over the centuries? How is this knowledge carried forward through the generations? These are some of the questions that I am […]