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About ME

I am an ethnographic filmmaker, photographer, and PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at New York University. Working with animal scientists, activists, and farmers, my ongoing research investigates the environmental politics of cattle and dairy development in north India, where I define “environmental politics” as the uneven ways in which relations between all kinds of beings—humans, animals, plants, goddesses—are impressed upon bodies, drawn across visions of the future, and written into policy. My research is supported by the American Institute for Indian Studies, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I previously completed undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Toronto and Columbia University, as well as a graduate certificate in Culture and Media from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. My first film, Strangers Ourselves (2018), premiered at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York.