Department of Anthropology
Transnational histories of infectious diseases, environmental anthropology, and critical theories of technology, disability, and rationality.
Science, Technology, and Society Program
Supported by the MIT International Science & Technology Initiative (MISTI), the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Social Science Research Council, Rijul’s research has featured recently in the Notes and Records of the Royal Society; Anthropology Now; and Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon.
His current book project, "Science in Waiting: Antibiotic Resistance, Planetary Crisis, and Bacteriophage Futures," pursues interconnected sites in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, India, and the US, to explore how a “post-antibiotic era” is causing a resurgence of collective interest in once-moribund bacteriophage therapy.