Guest Lecturers

Anne Rademacher

Urban Ecology and Ethnography
New York University

Anne Rademacher is an urban ecologist and ethnographer. Through ethnographic analyses of urban environmental change, Anne studies struggles over the form, content, and quality of urban environments. Anne’s early research focused on the cultural politics of river restoration in Nepal’s capital city, published as Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu (Duke University Press 2011). Together with K. Sivaramakrishnan, she is co-editor of Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability (Hong Kong University and Columbia University Press 2013); Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism (Hong Kong University and Columbia University Press 2017); Death and Life of Nature in Asian Cities (Hong Kong University Press 2021). Anne’s most recent work focuses on the social and material practices of urban ecology through the lens of environmental architecture: Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai (University of California Press 2017).