Subramanyam Selected for Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

March 6, 2018

Nidhi Subramanyam (M.R.P. '14), a Ph.D. candidate in city and regional planning, was selected as one of 12 Cornell graduate students for the Einaudi-Social Science Research Center (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program, established by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. This program offers seminars, workshops, and mentoring to doctoral students doing internationally-focused research in the humanities and social sciences. Throughout the spring semester, students will attend five seminars and participate in a three-day workshop to enhance their research skills and plan out their summer schedules in preparation for their dissertation research.

Subramanyam is a second-year Ph.D. student doing research on the governance of basic services such as water and sanitation in small and medium-sized cities in the global South under the guidance of Associate Professor Neema Kudva.

Prior to returning to Cornell after receiving her M.R.P., Subramanyam worked at Canada's International Development Research Centre where she worked with the Climate Change program. She assisted in instituting projects that addressed adaptation programs in cities in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Through this work, Subramanyam published papers on the governance of flooding risks in Mumbai and adaptive water management across the global South.

Kudva and Raymond Craib, professor of history and director of the Latin American Studies Program, will colead the workshop.

The Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program is part of the University Initiative of the Social Science Research Council, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

By Kevin Kim (M.R.P. '19)

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