Graduate Student in Geography with D.E in Feminist Theory and Research
Bidita Jawher Tithi is a PhD Candidate in the Geography Graduate Group at University of California, Davis. Her research interests are centered on the relationship between society, culture, and the environment. She engages with the theoretical perspectives from critical political ecology, transnational feminist theory, and science and technology studies. She has a regional focus on South Asia, and also uses multi-scaler approaches to study the processes and phenomena of environmental risks and vulnerabilities.
Bidita earned a MSc in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Davis in 2008 and graduated from Mount Holyoke College magna cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2007. She has received several grants and fellowships including the Mellon Indian Ocean Worlds dissertation research grant (2016-2017), Geography Block Grant (2010, 2012, 2014), Jastro Shields Fellowship (2010, 2012, 2013), Mary E Woolley Fellowship (2007), and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Award (2005). Her current topical interests include: contesting understandings of environmental and climate change vulnerabilities; scientific and indigenous knowledges; participatory mapping and social justice (in the context of climate change mitigation programs); and, affects, memory, and everyday place-making practices in relation to environmental risks.