Annapurna Mamidipudi is currently engaged in her doctoral research in STS (Science, Technology, Society studies) at Maastricht University. Her project conceptualizes handloom weaving as a sustainable socio-technology, as an equitable economic activity, and as embedded knowledge for sustainable societies. Her research is grounded in her fifteen year long experience in Dastkar Andhra, an NGO that supports livelihoods of vulnerable handloom weavers in rural India, which she helped set up.
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