Dr Kaveri Medappa
Junior Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Researcher in human geography
Department for Continuing Education
Kaveri is a postdoctoral researcher in human geography on the ESRC funded ‘Trucking Lives’ project. She received her PhD in International Development from the University of Sussex (2018-2022) for her ethnographic study of app-based food delivery workers and cab drivers in Bangalore, India. She has master’s degrees in Gender Studies and Social Work. She has previously taught undergraduates and postgraduates in Anthropology and Social Work at the University of Sussex, UK and St. Joseph’s College, India, respectively. Prior to her doctoral research, she worked as a research associate in the ‘Speculative Urbanism’ project and was part of an international team of academics and practitioners studying transformations in finance networks, land and livelihoods in Bangalore and Jakarta.
Kaveri’s research interests include interrogating the politics of development, urban transformations, critical mobilities research, labour ethnography, everyday lives and their intersections with finance capital and digital technologies, and people’s movements.