Past Student Fellows
Past Travel Grant Recipients

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Nadia Christidi

  • PhD Candidate
  • 2020-2021 Rasikbhai L. Meswani Fellowship for Water Solutions
  • 2019 J-WAFS Travel Grantee
  • Department of History, Anthropology, Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS)

Nadia Christidi is a PhD candidate in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. Her dissertation research explores how cities that face water supply challenges, which are expected to intensify with climate change, are imagining, planning, and preparing for the future of water; the cities she focuses on are Los Angeles, Dubai, and Cape Town. Nadia previously worked with arts and cultural institutions in the Middle East, and has an interest in presenting research publicly through exhibitions and programming. Her dissertation has also been supported by Art Jameel, an arts philanthropy organization founded by J-WAFS’ benefactor Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel (MIT, ’78) through an arts research and writing residency that includes a commission to produce a publication on water in Dubai (forthcoming in fall 2020).  Nadia was also selected as an Ocean Fellow for the 2021 summer/fall session at TBA21 Academy in Venice.