Lav Kanoi

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Lav Kanoi is currently a doctoral student in the combined Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies doctoral program at Yale. He received initial training in Literature, and was awarded a B.A. (2010) and an M.A. (2012) in the subject from the Department of English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Later, he undertook the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University, Haryana. At Yale, Lav’s research centers on the socio-political, historical and cultural aspects of water-management in Indian cities. He is interested in the contemporary waterscape, and seeks to contextualise his study with an examination of India’s water histories. Lav is also interested in languages, and has published translations across various classical and contemporary languages, particularly from Latin to English and Bengali to Hindi. In addition to his experiences within academia, Lav brings together expertise in consulting for governments and private corporations through the Boston Consulting Group. He has previously held appointments within academia in research and in teaching. He was a Project Fellow at the School of Cultural Texts & Records, Jadavpur University. More recently, he worked at Ashoka University in the Vice Chancellor’s office on building institutional capacity and strengthening strategic initiatives within the university. He also taught a Critical Thinking Seminar (on Greek Tragedy) to a class of undergraduate students at Ashoka in Spring 2018 before coming to Yale.

Department: Anthropology