Krish Seetah

Associate Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, of Oceans, of Anthropology and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
B.Sc., University of Surrey, Biological Sciences (1996)
M.Sc., University of Surrey, Ecology for Sustainable Development (1998)
M.Sc., Bournemouth University, Osteoarchaeology (2002)
Ph.D, University of Cambridge, Archaelogy (2007)
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Krish Seetah is an environmental archaeologist with a special focus on the period of European expansion and colonial archaeology. He brings a background in biology, health and ecology, with research emphasis on human-animal interactions, and colonization and colonialism. He is the director of the Mauritian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (MACH) Project, which for the last decade has been gathering scientific data on disease and human impacts in the Indian Ocean; the transition from slavery to indentured labor following abolition, the extent and diversity of trade in the region, and the environmental consequences of intensive monocrop agriculture. His work on the intersection of archaeology and modern disease has twice been funded by the Center for Innovation in Global Health and Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (Stanford), as well as international grants from the British Council, British Academy, Australian National University, and Slovenian Research Agency. He is the Faculty Lead for the Stanford Malaria Working Group. Two forthcoming publications include an edited volume on the Indian Ocean: Connecting Continents: Archaeology and History in the Indian Ocean World (Ohio University Press), and a monograph on the complex nature of meat consumption and processing: From Flesh to Meat: The Craft of Slaughter in Archaeo-Historic Societies (Cambridge University Press).

Krish Seetah's CV

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