Pooja Nayak

Pooja Nayak in sweater and scarf standing under a tree

Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology

PPEH Graduate Fellow

2020 - 2021

Pooja Nayak is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology and South Asia Studies at Penn. She works on the politics of value-making in zones of biodiversity and industrial closure. She is also interested in the plural genealogies of regional environmentalisms, especially in nature writing and environmental thought in the Kannada language. Prior to coming to Penn, she has worked as a reporter, editor, and documentary film-maker in India.