British Association for South Asian Studies

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26 August 2016

Two PhD studentships: Monsoon Assemblages

Monsoon Assemblages is a five-year long research project funded by the European Research Council. Its ambition is to confront challenges of urban climate change through novel, theoretically driven spatial enquiries into the impacts of urbanisation on monsoon climates in three of South Asia’s rapidly growing cities, Chennai, Delhi and Dhaka, with wider application for other cities.

PhD Studentships

Monsoon Assemblages invites PhD proposals from the spatial design and/or environmental humanities disciplines that take up what it might mean to think about monsoons, not as systems to climate-proof against, but rather to co-design buildings, infrastructure, and cities with, in Chennai, Delhi or Dhaka. How might our understandings of these cities be transformed if no longer thought of as exclusive products of human agency, but as co-designed by the material energies of earth systems? How might this re-conceptualisation contribute to advancing environmental and social justice and building urban resilience?

For informal enquiries, contact Dr Lindsay Bremner:

Full details of the studentships are available at: