Tridibesh Dey

Dr. Tridibesh Dey (he/him) is an engaged anthropologist of science and technology, and a former systems engineer. He has been thinking and tinkering with plastics and the tangled socio-political worlds of plastic pollution for a while, struck by wonder and anger the deeper he digs into the problem. Growing up with plastic waste in South Asia and learning about plastics as much from informal waste-workers, recyclers, and craftspersons as from scholars and ‘expert’ practitioners, Dr. Dey is a feminist, anti-colonial, and trans-disciplinary scholar, treating plasticity as an epistemological and ontological problem, full of perils and potentials for socio-economic justice. Having completed his PhD at the University of Exeter, Dr. Dey is presently a post-doc at Aarhus University.