Tag Archives: Development

AWARDS: Taraknath Das Memorial Fellowship

I’m happy to announce that I am the first recipient of the prestigious Taraknath Das Memorial Fellowship for carrying out my doctoral dissertation research project in Kochi, Kerala in southern India, “(De)Constructing Concrete: Capital, Nature, and Infrastructures in Urbanizing India”. More details about my project can be found at https://www.indiastudies.org/first-taraknath-das-memorial-fellowship-awarded-to-siddharth-menon/

AWARDS: AIIS JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP

I’m happy to announce that I have been awarded an American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Junior Fellowship (2022-2023) for carrying out my doctoral dissertation research project, “(De)Constructing Concrete: Capital, Nature, and Infrastructures in Urbanizing India.” More details about the award can be found at https://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/current-aiis-fellows/

FIELDWORK: CONCRETE IN KOCHI

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

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 […]

COURSEWORK: GEOGRAPHICAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Geographical Political Economy Fall 2018 Instructor: Stephen Young

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 […]

COURSEWORK: READINGS IN POLITICAL ECOLOGY

Readings in Political Ecology Fall 2016 Instructor: Emily Yeh

Public: Urban Blueprint-Go Local

The article was published in Myliveablecity, October 2015 edition (www.myliveablecity.com). Can be viewed here. In poor countries of the ‘developing’ world, the issue of affordable housing has been a bone of contention between the different stake-holders involved. Resources are scarce, economic and social conditions dire, and populations burgeoning. All these forces create a potent mix which […]

Conference: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee

I had the opportunity to present my work at the “National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2015” at IIT Roorkee on April 10, 2015. Find below my abstract and some images from the presentation.

TALK: BUND, NEW DELHI

I will be speaking at Bund, New Delhi on December 12, 2014 at 5 pm. The public lecture is titled “The Story of Mud: Role of a Modern Architect in Rural India.”