I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. My dissertation research engages with the urban and political ecologies of transnational ecological practices in Pakistani cities. My larger interests include post-colonial urbanisms, environmental anthropology, science and technology studies, and multimodal ethnography. I also enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and writing prose.
As someone who listens to podcasts frequently and also follows several of NBN's Chanels, I am inspired by the conversations on the platform. I would love to bring attention to new books on Anthropology, Environmental Studies, South Asia, and Urban Studies for a broader public audience and also, use this experience as a learning opportunity to bridge the worlds between dense theory and everyday realities.
Tayeba Batool is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania