© 2019 by Aadita Chaudhury

ABOUT ME

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at York University. I completed a Masters in Environmental Studies York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies, and and a Bachelor of Applied Science at University of Toronto's Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

 

My research interests are broadly surrounding the anthropology and philosophy of biology and the ecological sciences, cartography, postcolonial and feminist STS, and environmental and medical humanities.  I have a background in chemical engineering and environmental cultural studies and have conducted research on the significance of patient narratives in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. I have worked in mining consulting for projects in Saskatchewan, Panama and Turkey and interned at the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics at the United Nations Environment Program in Paris, France. I served as a science writer and editor for Technology and Engineering of the Canadian science communication platform Science Borealis. Generally, I am interested in being amidst and connecting people of different backgrounds to create novel interdisciplinary spaces to create opportunities for collaborative research, storytelling, and world-making. 

 

My core research interests for my PhD project are the implications of human-nature interactions as part of ecological research work. I seek to study how ecologists make sense of their work, their relationship with their non-human subjects and what that can tell us about ecologists' epistemological orientation to the biophysical environment,  their understanding of ideas about human bodies, the environment, wellness and disease and ecological relationships at large. More specifically, I conducted fieldwork on the work that fire ecologists in California do to manage the presence of fire in landscape, and how narrative surrounding fire get translated across different cultural contexts and spaces. 

 

To see some of my work, see my Academia.edu page.