Antara Chakrabarti

Antara Chakrabarti

Research Concentrations

Environment, Infrastructures, Science and Knowledge-making, Borders, Disasters, Empires-States-Sovereignties. 


South Asia


Antara Chakrabarti's research focuses on the confluence of ecological precarity, engineering interventions, and border-making, to ask how stable expert authority leads to a fixing of environmental knowledge in a geographically fluid landscape marked by a political border. She examines this along a shifting river-border, with the looming presence of a large diversion-dam, in the Ganga-Padma deltaic region.

She is currently the General Editor of Borderlines, a web journal that seeks to rethink theory through research situated in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.


University of Delhi, M.Phil in Sociology, 2019

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, M.A. in Development Studies, 2017

St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta, B.Sc. in Statistics, 2015