Environment and Planning
Dr. Sita Venkateswar is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environment and Planning , Massey univesity , Newzealand.
Sita's research interests in general include cultural analysis and the relationship between gender and power. Since her research in the Andaman Island, she has conducted visual exploration of child labour in Nepal, and addressed issues related to poverty, and grassroots democracy in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). Sita has also conducted research addressing the situation of refugees and forced migrants in Europe. She is currently embarked on new research exploring a multi-species approach to food resilience and climate justice that focuses on millet cultivation in India and community supported agricultural initiatives in New Zealand. Other new, collaborative, multidisciplinary opportunities relate to museum collections and the changing roles of museums in contemporary New Zealand.