Aparajita Majumdar is a PhD candidate in history. Her research brings together ideas concerning matter, space, and ecology in the histories of resource extraction. She works primarily on the accumulation of "wild" rubber in the northeastern tracts of British India. She is interested in the discursive meanings that human societies place on natural resources and commodities, while also exploring notions about material agency—the ability of things and objects to bring change to human-led endeavors.
Read about her experience in the Einaudi Dissertation Development Program.
Committee Chair/Advisor: Durba Ghosh
Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), India
Research Interests: Natural resources, scientific forestry, borders, and contraband economies
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