Lisa Bjorkman, a 2012 graduate of the Politics Department, has received a major prize for social science work on India. The American Institute of Indian Studies has awarded her with the 2014 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences. She has revised her dissertation to become a book titled Pipe Politics: Mumbai’s Contested Waters. It will be published soon by Duke University Press.
The book offers “a political ethnography about the encounter in Mumbai between liberalizing market reforms and the materially-dense politics of urban infrastructure.” Read more about it here.