K P Girija is currently a Fellow at IIAS. She completed her PhD from Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore. She is a Chemistry graduate with a Post Graduation in Women’s Studies.
The work will comprise explorations of ecologies in the making, with a focus on south western Indian state of Kerala, but with a comparative frame. The motif of the work will be the emerging anthropocene contexts that simultaneously bring unprecedented human interactions with the non-human as well as the emergence of hybrid ecologies.
Dr. Ajay Kumar did his M.A and M. Phil. in Sociology from the University of Lucknow (Lucknow). He did his Ph.D. on Contemporary Dalit Movement in Uttar Pradesh form the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow (Lucknow). He was also awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship by ICSSR on Changing Politics and Priorities of Dalit Leadreship in Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Sandili Maharaj-Ramdial is a practicing psychologist who has lived and studied in Trinidad, England and Canada, and whose interdisciplinary research interests revolve around social, developmental and clinical psychology, religion, history and health care, and how research in these fields can be tangibly translated into clinical practice.
Prof. P Madhavan teaches at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, in the Department of Linguistics and Contemporary English, School of Language Sciences. His areas of specialization are syntax, semantics and philosophy of language. He did his Ph D at CIEFL, Hyderabad (1987) on the structure of cleft and pseudo cleft sentences, within the Chomskyan syntactic theory.
Professor Dr K M Baharul Islam is presently working as a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India. He originally holds the position of Professor and Chairperson of Communications Area at Indian Institute of Management Kashipur. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Center of Excellence on Public Policy and Government at the institute. He is a Fellow at the US India Policy Institute in Washington DC.
Leon Morenas is a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla where he is working on a project entitled 'Mohallas and Smart Cities: Post-Colonial Development in Delhi.'. He is also Associate Professor of Architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. He was a World Social Sciences Fellow in Sustainable Urbanization (2014) and an Assistant Professor and Programme Coordinator of the Masters in Social Design at Ambedkar University, Delhi.