Dr Tanya  Matthan

Dr Tanya Matthan

Assistant Professor in Environment

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Political ecology, Agrarian studies, Finance, South asia

About me

Tanya Matthan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Drawing on political ecology, critical agrarian studies, and the anthropology of finance, her work examines the socio-material life in risk in central India. Tanya holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of California Los Angeles and an M.A. and MPhil in Sociology from the University of Delhi. Prior to joining LSE, she was a Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.

Selected publications

  • 2022. “Beyond Bad Weather: Climates of Uncertainty in Rural India”. Forum on Climate Change and Agrarian Struggles, Journal of Peasant Studies.
  • 2022. “Speculative Crops: Gambling on the Onion in rural India”, Special Issue on ‘Political Ecology of Crops: From State to Seed and Capital’, Geoforum 130: 115-122 

Expertise Details

Political ecology; Agrarian studies; Water; Climate change