Kazi is a Ph.D. student in sociocultural anthropology. She is interested in how state-led development, environmental technologies, and the material and discursive effects of climate change come together to produce conditions of dispossession in a postcolonial context. How do people inhabit vulnerable ecologies that go through cycles of becoming value and ‘waste’? What are the effects of the collision of ‘natural’ and ‘anthropogenic’ forces on such lifeworlds? The proposed study is situated at the intersection of environmental anthropology, history of development, political ecology, and science and technology studies (STS) with a regional focus on the Bengal delta in South Asia. She will combine ethnographic and historical methods to trace twentieth century legacies of environmental knowledge and governance of the region to the present day.