I am an environmental anthropologist. I work as an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore’s South Asian Studies and Comparative Asian Studies Departments. My interdisciplinary research and teaching experience focuses on among others, the human – nonhuman interface. My primary focus is on South Asia, specifically Bangladesh and India, and my secondary zone of interest encompasses Southeast Asia and China, especially around Indian Ocean exchanges in the religious and cultural realms. I am deeply committed to making academic work more relevant and I work with individuals and organisations committed to social justice and change. I have worked extensively on the Sundarbans, its people, forests and ecological terrain.