Aadita Chaudhury

Aadita Chaudhury is a PhD candidate at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. Previously, she completed a Masters in Environmental Studies at York University, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are broadly surrounding the anthropology and philosophy of biology and the ecological sciences, cartography, postcolonial and feminist STS, and environmental and medical humanities. For her dissertation project, Aadita is researching the materialities and tensions in academic fire ecology research with a particular interest in the role of nonhuman and more-than-human actors in fire ecology knowledge production and translation. She has worked in mining consulting for projects in Saskatchewan, Panama, and Turkey, and interned at the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics at the United Nations Environment Program in Paris, France. Aadita also served as a science writer and the founding editor for the Technology and Engineering section of the Canadian science communication platform Science Borealis. She is serving a three-year term as a Student Representative at the executive council for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) between 2017 and 2020.