Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Dr. Nikhil Anand: “Waterlines: Uncertainty and the Future Urban”

May 23, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 202


The IHR Research Cluster on Race, Violence, Inequality, and the Anthropocene presents Dr. Nikhil Anand Associate Professor of Anthropology University of Pennsylvania.

Nikhil Anand’s research focuses on the political ecology of urban infrastructures, and the social and material relations that they entail. He is the author of Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai (Duke, 2017). His talk is based on a new project that focuses on the uncertain boundaries of land and water in Mumbai, looking at how sea level rise and struggles over coastal property intersect with the livelihoods of coastal people.

The IHR Research Cluster will also host an off-campus Dinner Salon with Dr. Anand later that evening to discuss his afternoon talk and Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement. The dinner salon will start at 6pm. Please email Mayanthi Fernando ( by Saturday May 20 to RSVP for the salon and to get the Ghosh reading.