Recent Conference Papers

2011             “Scare-Cities: The Political Life of Water in Mumbai.”  Invited lecture at the South Asia Studies Colloquium.  University of Pennsylvania.  September 28.

2011              “Scare-Cities:  The Political Life of Water in Mumbai.”  Invited lecture at School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.  July 29.

2010              “Personal Rites:  Accessing Water in Mumbai’s Settlements.” Presented at the workshop, People at the Well: Kinds of Water and its Usages, Goethe University, Frankfurt.  September 24.

2010              “Pressure:  The PoliTechnics of Water Supply.” Presented at the workshop, Waterscapes, Labour and Uncertainty, London School of Economics and Political Science, London. June 26.

2010              “Infrapolitics:  On Abject Water and its Multiple Systems.”  Presented at the session, The Social Life of Infrastructure, at the International Conference on Urban Ecologies in Asia. Hong Kong Institute of Social Sciences, Hong Kong. March 13.

2009             “Controlling Abjection- The Infrapolitics of Water Supply in Mumbai.” Presented at the session, Social Suffering and the City, at the annual conference of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia.  December 3.

2009             “The Slippery Subject: Making Mumbai’s Water.” Presented at the session Water Worlds, at the annual conference of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), Washington, DC.  October 28.

2009             “Leaky States: The Polytechnics of Water Supply in Mumbai.”  Presented at the workshop on Urban Aspiration in Global Cities, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Goettingen University. 11 August.