Dr Aditya Ramesh

Presidential Fellow (Academic)

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Biography

I completed my doctoral research in 2018 at SOAS, London. My thesis focused on large infrastructure projects on rivers in colonial and postcolonial India, thinking about 'technocratic' practicies, agrarian politics and economic life. Following this, I joined the Prediction, Emergence, Adaptation and Knowledge (PEAK) Urban GCRF project at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, to work on infrastructure and water in the city of Bangalore. I arrived in Manchester in November 2019, holding an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, working on a digital and public history project on deltaic landscapes in southern India. Currently, I am a Presidential fellow in environmental history at the history department, and have begun a new project, which examines cities and the built environment in the British colonial and postcolonial world. 

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  • 2019 - Doctor of Philosophy, Water technocracy: dams, 'public works' and experts in south India, School of Oriental & African Studies (University of London) (2014)

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