I am a political ecologist and development geographer with regional interests in South Asia and the United States. My empirical interests are in water-supply development, water infrastructure, wetlands and the politics of environmental change. Methodologically, I utilize qualitative and mixed methods approaches, as well as computational techniques and big data analytics. I draw primarily on political economy and science and technology studies (STS) frameworks to examine the links between technological and environmental change, the politics of water-supply development, and the livelihoods of farmers and other natural-resource dependent people. In my research, I collaborate with engineers, physical scientists and economists to examine the articulation of these processes with market-based natural resource governance reforms.
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