Chitra Venkataramani

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Singapore, Republic of Singapore


2020, 2021

Born 1982 in Mumbai/India.

Chitra Venkataramani is an anthropologist and graphic artist. Her research focuses on issues at the interface of ecology, science and technology studies, and visual culture. She holds a BA in architecture and an MA in visual communication from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai/India. In 2015, Venkataramani received her PhD from the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore/USA. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge/USA, Chitra moved to the National University of Singapore, where she has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology since 2017.

Her work has been supported by grants from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, the independent fellowship within the Sarai Program at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, and the Centre for Visual Arts at Johns Hopkins University. A lover of science fiction, Venkataramani is particularly interested in the genre of the graphic novel as a means of conveying ethnographic narratives about climate change and continuities in the relationships between humans, plants, animals, matter, and landscapes.