Research

Caterina Scaramelli received her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society’s program (HASTS). She holds a First Class Honors BA in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. Her research, based on anthropological research and intersecting with Science and Technology Studies (STS), examines the culture and politics of environments. Her current book manuscript, “Liminal Ecologies: Making Wetlands and Livable Natures in Turkey,” tracks the emergence of the category of the wetland, and examines how a varied range of groups in Turkey are making and contesting sites of livability (human and non human) in two costal deltas. She is also starting two new research projects: on the politics of local seeds in Turkey, and on "precarious ecologies" in Northen Italy. Her teaching expertise include the anthropology of environment, water, science, animals, and infrastructure.