Dean Chahim

Dean Chahim is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University and a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow for the 2020–2021 academic year. Focused on the politics of flood control in Mexico City, his research examines how engineers make continued urbanization both imaginable and materially possible in the face of ostensible disaster. He previously trained and worked as an environmental engineer. His work has been previously supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Mellon Foundation.

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