The MaGrann Field Research Award supported my pre-dissertation scoping study in coastal Tamil Nadu, where I looked at India’s emerging ‘Blue Economy’ while visiting the districts of Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram. My goal was to understand the intersection of community economies and novel yet fraught marine ecologies – with a focus on shrimp (L. vannamei) as seafood – for theorizing blue economies as a space of difference.

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