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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 […]

PUBLIC: Infrastructure’s Inequalities: A Conversation with Nikhil Anand and Nausheen Anwar

The following podcast was published by Edge Effects Magazine on December 3, 2019. To read/listen to the whole podcast please visit edgeeffects.net/anand-anwar-infrastructures/ After World War II, large infrastructural projects in the Global South like dams, canals, roads, electric power stations, and water pipes were associated with ideas of development, progress, and modernity. These projects promised […]

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 […]

Book Review: “The Promise of Infrastructure” by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta & Hannah Appel (eds.)

Please find below an excerpt from my review of The Promise of Infrastructure by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta & Hannah Appel (eds.) for The AAG Review of Books. To read the full review, please follow this link. The Promise of Infrastructure. Anand, Nikhil; Gupta, Akhil; Appel, Hannah (eds.). Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. viii and 256 pp.; acknowledgements, contributors, […]

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 […]

FIELDWORK: CONCRETE IN KOCHI

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

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 […]

Book Review: “Shiptown: Between Rural and Urban North India” by Ann Grodzins Gold

Please find below an excerpt from my review of Shiptown: Between Rural and Urban North India by Ann Grodzins Gold for Economic and Political Weekly To read the full review, please follow this link. Betwixt and Between Shifting Identities of a Provincial Town Siddharth Menon (sidmen@gmail.com) is a doctoral student, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States. Shiptown: […]

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 […]