Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Dr David (Jeeva) Jeevendrampillai

Dr David Jeevendrampillai was an IAS Junior Research Fellow from 2016-17. He is now Director of the Centre for Outer Space Studies.

Research Theme: Planetary Futures

Dr David Jeevendrampillai is an Anthropologist of Outer Space. As a research fellow on the ERC funded ETHNO-ISS project his current research examines the curation, narration and use of Earth Imagery from the International Space Station. He is interested in the anthropology of the future, technology and modernity, the politics of knowing place and emergent conceptions of the human and the body, particularly in relation to technology and data. His interests encompass but are not limited to discussions on land rights, post-cosmopolitanisms and colonialism. He is interested in bringing together the wide array of academic disciplines involved in space science to engage in a critical discussions around outer space.