Nikhil Anand’s research focuses on the political ecology of cities, read through the different lives of water.  His first book, Hydraulic City (Duke University Press 2017), focuses on the everyday ways in which cities and citizens are made through the everyday management of water infrastructure in Mumbai.  His new research project, The Urban Sea, attends to the ways in which coastal cities are actively constituted through social and natural relationships with the sea. By attending to these relations, the project proposes to discover other idioms and paradigms with which to inhabit coastal cities in climate changed waters.