I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at University of California, Irvine. I received my MA in Environment & Development from Ambedkar University Delhi, and my BSc in Chemistry from the University of Delhi. For my Master's dissertation research, I studied science and advocacy around Delhi's air pollution: who could speak for clean air, what kinds of evidence were mobilised to form & implement policies, and what exclusionary practices they entailed.
Since 2017, I have worked as a Researcher in The Asthma Files (TAF) project hosted by PECE. I have continued to develop my Master's research in two ways within TAF: looking at urban environmental governance in Indian cities, and understanding how air pollution science in India is being produced in response to claims of data absence & scarcity. I am currently a collaborator in the Transnational-STS COVID19 project hosted within Disaster STS Network and also a part of the design group for the project. Within the Center for Ethnography, I am working with the Visualising Toxic Places project to resist popular visualizations of Delhi's air pollution.
My research interests are transnational science networks and science pedagogy, progressive scientific and social justice movements in India, and the politics of collaboration.