Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology
PPEH Dissertation Fellow
2021 - 2022
Pooja Nayak is a Ph.D. candidate in South Asia Studies and Anthropology at Penn, with interests in how environments are made, the social worlds of science and technology practitioners, nature writing in Kannada, and public scholarship. She is currently completing her dissertation on the politics of biodiversity, industrial closure, and animal-human relations in South India. As a 2020-2021 PPEH Graduate Fellow, Pooja edited the ‘Arts of Noticing: Thinking with Doing’ series. She has also worked as a reporter, editor, and documentary film-maker.