United States

Rijul Kochhar is a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s history; anthropology; and sts (HASTS) program.  His interests include transnational histories of infectious diseases; environmental anthropology; and critical theories of science and rationality. He has conducted anthropological and historical research at interconnected sites in India, formerly-Soviet Georgia, and the US, where he explores how a post-antibiotic era is causing a resurgence of interest in a once-moribund bacteriophage therapy. Rijul’s research has featured recently in the Notes and Records of the Royal SocietyAnthropology Now; and Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon.