Tayeba Batool

A woman in a blue shirt smiles slightly at the camera against a background of green plants.

PhD Candidate,Anthropology

Mitchell Center and PPEH Grad Fellow

2023 - 2024

Tayeba Batool is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology who works at the intersection of urban anthropology, political ecology, and STS. Her dissertation project traces the ecological politics, more-than-human encounters, and practices of care for urban forests in Pakistani cities. This research also speaks broadly to emerging dialogues on climatic urbanisms. She is also interested in multimodal ethnography and has experimented with sensory ways of narrating the urban with support from the Center for Experimental Ethnography, H+U+D Initiative, and SACHS Program for Arts Innovation. Her dissertation research has also been supported by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies. Prior to her time at Penn, she worked on international development projects in Pakistan that facilitated institutional capacity building, economic participation, and private-public sector collaboration.