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CLA Fall Speaker Series: “Dwelling in the Inhabited Sea”

November 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Graduate Student Association of the Department of Geography and Urban Studies invites you to the second installment of the Fall 2021 Speaker Series, featuring Dr. Nikhil Anand.

Nikhil Anand is an environmental anthropologist whose research focuses on cities, infrastructure, state power and climate change, and associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His award-winning first book, Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Politics in Mumbai (Duke University Press 2017), examines the everyday ways in which cities and citizens are made through the everyday management of water infrastructure. His new book project, Urban Seas, is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-GrenDr Foundation, and the Penn Global Inquiries Fellowship. Based on field research with fishers, scientists and planners as they work in the sea, the book decenters the grounds of urban planning by drawing attention to the ways in which climate-changed seas are remaking coastal cities today. 

Dr. Anand is also Co-PI for two collaborative research initiatives, Rising Waters and Inhabited Sea. Together with Bethany Wiggin (Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, co-PI), and Lalitha Kamath and Pranjal Deekshit (Tata Institute of Social Sciences), Rising Waters explores how climate change and urban redevelopment are recapitulating classed and raced vulnerabilities of marginalized residents in Philadelphia and Mumbai. Inhabited Sea (with Anuradha Mathur, Co-PI) is a transdisciplinary research collaboration with architects, artists, citizen-scientists, oceanographers, social scientists, and urban planners working in Mumbai. 

Nikhil Anand received his PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University in 2011, and a Masters in Environmental Science from Yale University in 2004. He has been a Member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, a Quadrant Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, and a Mellon Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.

Please register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Problems registering or other questions? Contact GSA representative Hanbyeol Jang at hanbyeol.geo@temple.edu.

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November 5, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Temple University College of Liberal Arts


Via Zoom