Chandana Anusha

Chandana Anusha is a scholar of social and environmental dynamics with a particular interest in coastal regions in India. She completed her PhD in sociocultural anthropology from Yale University in June 2021. Her first book project, The Living Coast: Port Development and Ecological Transformations in the Gulf of Kutch, Western India, focuses on how ecological and infrastructural processes intersect in an era of climate change and global trade as India expands its energy frontiers into the India Ocean. It is based on long-term mixed-methods research engaging with farmers, fishers, seafarers, port officials, goats, mangroves, and other species. She has taught courses on environmental justice, coastal built environments, and inequality in South Asia. From 2021 to 2022, she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Princeton Mellon Initiative of Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities at Princeton University. She is currently the Environment, Ethnicity & Race Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University.

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