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Publications, Media and Presentations


Peer-Reviewed Publications


Neale, Timothy, Matt Shanks, Alex Zahara, Samantha Waditaka, Will Smith, Aadita Chaudhury, Michael-Shawn Fletcher, Robin McLeod, Herman Michell, and Abdullah Al Mamun. Forthcoming. “Combustive Equivocations: Three Formations of Indigenous Fire Management.” In Unsettling Technoscience. Forthcoming.


Chaudhury, Aadita. “Strategic Essentialism and the Celebrity in Absentia of the Indigenous of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian social imaginary” in Indigenous Celebrity by Robert Innes and Jennifer Adese (editors), University of Manitoba Press, April 2021.


Chaudhury, Aadita, and Sheila Colla. “Next Steps in Dismantling Discrimination: Lessons from Ecology and Conservation Science.” Conservation Letters, November 17, 2020.


Mitchell, Audra, and Aadita Chaudhury. “Worlding beyond ‘the’ ‘End’ of ‘the World’: White Apocalyptic Visions and BIPOC Futurisms.” International Relations, August 18, 2020.


Manuscripts in preparation


“Translating Fiery Landscapes: Boundary-Work, Discourse and Economies of Attention in the Work of Fire Ecologists”


“Fire as a companion reaction.”


“Scottish cityscapes, cultural lifeways, and Black knowledge diasporas: exploring sound systems in Scotland”


“Reggae soundsystems in India: navigating the space between local traditions and global SST culture”


Academic Presentations


“Scottish Cityscapes, Cultural Lifeways, and Black Sonic Ecologies: The Case of Sound System Cultures in Edinburgh” at CTM Festival – Research Networking Day, Berlin, Germany, February 4, 2024


“Storytelling and Mythical Engagement as Terraforming: The Gazi Scrolls and Sunderbans” at the Terraforming Terra Workshop, The Greenhouse – Center for Environmental Humanities, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway, November 11, 2022


“Technologies for Survivance and Liberation: Sound, Power and Community” with Julian Henriques, Brian D’Aquino and Natalie Hyacinth, presented at Centre for Postdigital Cultures Annual Conference 2022 - Technology Justice: The Theories and Practices of Freedom, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom, June 16, 2022.


“Chasing Flames: Entraining Embodiment and Kinship with Fire.” Presented at the Rewilding the Museum, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark, June 1, 2022.


“Plant-building assemblages and the potential of ‘ruins’” presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science Conference, October 8, 2021.


“Sonic ecologies across (de)colonial spacetimes: a case study of Bengal with echoes from the Caribbean and the Southern US,” presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sonorities Research – Borderline Sonorities, June 9, 2021.


“Tracing Flows and Alchemical Transformations of “Phlogiston” in Contemporary Fire/Combustion Narratives.” presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science/European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (4SEASST) Conference, August 18, 2020.


“Translating Fiery Landscapes: Boundary-Work, Discourse and Economies of Attention in the Work of Fire Ecologists.” presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, September 6, 2019.


“Chasing Fires.” presented at Narrative Science in Techno-Environments: Integrating History of Science with Environmental History and Humanities, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, July 19, 2019.


“Fire as Companion Species: Fighting Fire vs. Caring for Fire.” presented at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Conference, Davis, California, United States, June 27, 2019.


“Fire as Companion Species: Speculative Futures in Fire Ecologies and More-Than-Human Relationalities in a Changing Climate.” presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, August 30, 2018.


“Trickster Epistemologies and Worldviews in Twin Peaks.” Presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, September 2, 2017.


“STS as a Trickster Discipline: Potentials and Futurisms.” presented at the Northeast Science and Technology Studies (NESTS) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, April 21, 2017.


“The Naturecultures of Lyme Disease in North America.” Presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science/European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (4S/EASST) Conference, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, September 1, 2016.


“Canada’s War on Science and the Role of the Diversified Media.” Presented at the International Conference on “Crony Journalism: Redefining Journalistic Practices,” Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, January 18, 2014.


Invited Talks


Invited speaker at Tufts University’s Science, Technology and Society Lunch Seminar (Online Event). February 19, 2021


Invited speaker at the “Electrifying Women” panel at the British Society for History of Science (BSHS) Global Digital History of Science Festival (Online Event). July 9, 2020


Invited speaker on “Academic Trajectories and Historians of Science in Science Communication” at Virtual HistSTM Community (Online Event). July 2, 2020.


Plenary speaker at Anthropocene Campus Melbourne, organized by the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin University, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. September 6, 2018


Discussant, at talk by Zoe Todd: “Fishy Futures – Refracting the Future” at the Technoscience Salon, University of Toronto, February 2, 2018


Invited speaker/"provocateur" at the Engineering Change Lab, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. June 9, 2017. 


Invited speaker at the Toronto March for Science, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 21, 2017.


Writing for anthropology, environmental history, sound studies and STS blogs


“Caring for Badlands.” Text. NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment (blog). World. July 14, 2023.


“Bringing Social Media to Sound System Life.” March 7, 2022. Sonic Street Technologies (blog). Accessed September 18, 2022.


“Fire Vignettes: Fragments from Life and the Field.” NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment (blog). World. September 16, 2022.


“Sound Systems and Ecosystems.” Sonic Street Technologies (blog). May 19, 2022.


“SST Visual Cultures. Trends Observed Thus Far.” Sonic Street Technologies (blog). September 27, 2021.


“The Visual Culture of SST on Social Media.” Sonic Street Technologies (blog). September 20, 2021.


“Problems of Place: Spatial Promiscuity and the Search for Home.” Environmental History Now. December 28, 2018.


“Exploring Anthropologies of Medicine and Health across Borders at 4S 2018.” Somatosphere (blog), October 8, 2018.


“The Sounds of STS: In Conversation with Prof. Stefan Helmreich.” Platypus (blog). Accessed May 13, 2019.


Podcast Episodes


“Interview with Ulrike Felt” in Technoscience. April 23, 2020.


“Interview with Wen-Hua Kuo” in Technoscience. March 27, 2020.


"Laughing Disparagingly at the Google Memo Dude with Aadita Chaudhury" in Hannah McGregor's Secret Feminist Agenda. October 13, 2017.


Science Writing


“How To Decolonize Your Science Curriculum.” How We Get To Next, March 28, 2019.


“Women and Technology: An Ever-Evolving Relationship.” Science Borealis. March 26, 2015.


“Ringing in the New Year with…Light.” Science Borealis. January 5, 2015. .


“Space Exploration (or, Engineering on a Budget).” (with Sri Ray-Chauduri) Science Borealis. October 14, 2014.


“What Does Ebola Have to Do with Engineering?” (with Sri Ray-Chauduri) Science Borealis. August 5, 2014.


“Engineering the Earth.” Science Borealis. April 28, 2014.


“So What, Exactly, Does an Engineer Do?” Science Borealis. February 3, 2014.




“Why White Supremacists and Hindu Nationalists are so alike.” Al Jazeera, December 13, 2018.

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