Biography

 

Senthil Sharadkumar Pandian

Senthil Sharadkumar Pandian

  • Alumni
  • India
  • 2018 MPhil History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Magdalene College

Having always been fascinated by the history of science and how scientific descriptions can be quite counter-intuitive, I decided to major in Physics. However, I soon realised that the issues I was interested in were being asked instead in the Humanities and Social Sciences instead. As a result, I shifted focus to the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS). As a Masters student at Cambridge HPS, I studied various colonial-era surveyors in Scotland and British India. Drawing on the history of colonialism, the sociology of science, and cartography, I studied the range of of methods deployed to secure credibility by agents far away from metropolitan centres. I currently work as Research Associate in Singapore, where I use the tools and approached learnt at Cambridge to study the growth of genomics and state surveillance in South and South East Asia.