Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Dr David Jeevendrampillai

Research Theme: Planetary Futures

Dr David Jeevendrampillai researches the anthropology of space colonisation through a consideration of what the 'beyond earth horizon' means for the future of human relations and our relationship to earth. His current research asks what happens to the forms of relations which are based on terrain, such as sovereignty, local identity, land rights and so on, when there is no terrain anymore.

Holding a PhD from UCL, his interests focus on body/land relations, territoriality, sovereignty, democracy and morality. He has a strong interest in the architectural design of post-earth habitats and the implications of 'space law' on earth.