Nandita Badami

Nandita is facing the camera smiling, with her long hair over her shoulder. She is wearing a blue sweater and glasses.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities

2021 - 2022

Nandita Badami is a cultural anthropologist whose work examines the politics of sunlight as a modern industrial energy form. Her PhD at the University of California, Irvine was based on India’s ambitious National Solar Mission, and combined interests in anthropology, science and technology studies, the history of economics, the sociology of knowledge, and political theory. At Penn, she will begin work on her next project addressing circularity as an emerging relational form promoted in the name of ecological efficiency and environmental awareness.