Currently a researcher at the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) working in STATIC Project, understanding the usage of Antibiotics in coastal aquaculture. Earlier, since 2019-2022 was a Post-doctoral fellow at French Institute of Pondicherry, Puducherry on an EU-India Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (EQUIP) funded project titled ‘Coastal Transformation and Fisher Well-being: Synthesized Perspective from India’. Was part of the research team which onlooked at the transfromation induced by the process of Industrialization
EQUIP fund project ‘Coastal Transformation and Fishers Wellbeing: Synthesized Perspectives from India and Europe” (2019-2022)
MEAP-4-0078 - Archiving Tamil Fish Workers in Print (2022-2023)
This project will collect and document magazines and booklets published since the 1960s representing the history of fishing communities in Tamil Nadu. These publications speak to the unique moment where ideas of fisher unity and political solidarity emerged into the public sphere. The collection serves to trace the history, community life, occupational experiences, and traditional knowledge from fisher perspectives. These records contain rich information about fisher’s maritime knowledge, coastal ecology, experiences at sea, diversification of craft and gear, changing forms of value chains in markets and the possibilities of political solidarity and fisher unity.
Arunkumar A S, Devarapllai Jesurathnam. Honour Killings:: A Reflective Image of Social Trajectory and Some Anthropological Inferences from Tamil Cinema -“Gauravam”. communicator, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, India, 2017, 52 (2), pp.75-93