STS Research Seminar: Dr Trishant Simlai
23 November 2022, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Join this STS Research Seminar with Dr Trishant Simlai
This event is free.
- UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni
UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies
G21 Ramsay LTChristopher Ingold Building20 Gordon StLondonWC1H 0AJ
Negotiating the Gaze: People, Power and Conservation Surveillance in the Corbett Tiger Reserve, India
Based on 14 months of Ethnographic fieldwork in India, this talk will reveal the social and political implications of using conservation surveillance technologies. Trishant argues that technologies like camera traps, drones and thermal cameras are deployed for ecological monitoring however they seamlessly become tools of surveillance by the state. These technologies exacerbate already prevalent social injustices and structural inequalities of gender, caste and class.
About the Speaker
Dr Trishant Simlai
Research Associate, Department of Sociology at University of Cambridge
Trishant is a conservation geographer/sociologist working as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge. He completed a PhD in Geography at Cambridge where his thesis investigated the social and political implications of surveillance technologies in conservation. Trishant’s research interests broadly revolve around the politics of conservation in India and specifically on the politics of conservation militarisation.More about Dr Trishant Simlai