Sravani BISWAS

Professional Activities:

Sravani Biswas is currently a Research Fellow at Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Nanyang Technological University. She received her doctoral degree from Syracuse University. Her dissertation project titled Political Tempest: ‘Natural’ Disasters and Politics in India and Bangladesh, 1876-1970, explored how human interventions and environmental vulnerability resulted in transforming natural hazards, like cyclones, into ‘natural’ disaster in coastal Bengal. She received her B.A and M.A from Jadavpur University (India) and M.A in Global History from Illinois State University.

Education:
  • 2017 Ph.D in History, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
    • Dissertation “Political Tempest: ‘Natural’ Disasters and Politics in India and Bangladesh, 1876 & 1970.” 
    • Areas of Interest: Modern South Asian History; Environmental History; Political Ecology and Cultural History
  • M.Phil. in History, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • MA, Global History, Illinois State University. “Environmental Communities: Rivers and Subaltern Class in Late Colonial Bengal.” Advisors: Agbenyega Adedze and Subho Basu
  • MA, History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (First Class) Modern Indian History; Social History of Science & Technology
  • BA, History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (First Class) Modern Indian History
Professional Experience:
  • 2017-Present Research Fellow, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University
University Service:

Talks

2019     “South Asia’s Environmental Issues,” Coupled Human and Natural Systems, Asian School of Environment, NTU, Singapore (February 19th).

 

2018     “Environmental Disasters and Citizenship,” Office of Policy and Strategy, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Washington DC (November 7th).

 

2018      “History at the Crossroads of Environment and Politics,” ‘Brown Bag’ Seminar, Humanities and Social Sciences Education (HSSE), National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore (September 19th).

 

2018      “Who Needs Protection?  Man, Mangrove or Man-eater in the Sundarbans,” Global Change Ecology, Asian School of Environment, NTU, Singapore (August 31st).