School for Environment and Sustainability
Aniket Aga is an anthropologist interested in science and technology studies, democratic politics, and agrarian studies. His research examines the ongoing controversy over genetically modified (GM) food crops in India. More broadly, he is interested in questions of environmental justice, food democracy, and sustainable agriculture. He was trained at Yale University, and his doctoral thesis was awarded the 2016 Sardar Patel Best Dissertation Prize. This award, conferred by the University of California Los Angeles, goes to the best doctoral dissertation in the U.S.A. on any aspect of modern India across the fields of humanities, social sciences, fine arts and education.