Kalyani Monteiro Jayasankar

Kalyani Monteiro Jayasankar is a third year PhD student in the Sociology department. Kalyani’s research interests lie in environmental risk, urban climate change and their intersections with inequality. Her research examines the experience of coastal flooding by vulnerable communities in Mumbai, drawing on ethnographic work as well as archival research and spatial analysis.

As an undergraduate, Kalyani studied sociology and geology at Mount Holyoke College. She subsequently worked on a research project at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, that involved a comparative study of structural violence in three cities in the global south: Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, and Durban.