Research Staff

Saumya Pandey

Doctoral Researcher

Current projects

Jul 2023 - Jun 2027

Conflict Enclosures

Completed projects

Saumya Pandey is a doctoral researcher working on sediments of the Himalayan river systems. Her research project follows the history of these sediments that are central to political and economic structuring. 

Saumya is trained in social anthropology from the University of Oxford. Formerly, she was a journalist in training for The Telegraph where she edited political commentaries and was involved with the daily editorial-page production. From 2014-16 as a student at TISS, her fieldwork focused on marginalised livelihoods, anti-displacement movements, education, and domestic violence in Maharashtra, India. These experiences built her insights to pursue questions that most concern her on extraction; inequality; environment; work; feminist thought; and ethics and politics of knowledge-making practices.

She currently serves as a Contributing Editor for the Society for Cultural Anthropology, and is an Associate Editor at the Public Anthropologist.