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Nataya Friedan

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Nataya Friedan

In the Field
Research Interests: 
Environmental Anthropology, Energy Humanities, Techno-politics, Infrastructure, Affect

About

My research is about flood infrastructure planning in Houston, Texas.  My fieldwork focuses on how stakeholders from the public and private sector explain the causation of a series of recent disastrous flooding events. It is about the stakes and symbols of differently imagined environmental futures and negotiations over the infrastructure planned in the meantime.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Political Science from Columbia University. Before coming to Stanford, I worked as a program manager at the Roosevelt Institute in New York. I also co-founded and continue to develop curriculum for Catalyst (www.catalyst-catalizador.org), an organization that builds structural violence framed curriculums and advocacy networks on pressing transnational policy issues with educators and high school students from across North and South America.