Tayeba Batool

Doctoral Student


Tayeba Batool is a PhD Student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation project focuses on urban ecology, spatial politics, and more-than-human anthropology of urban forests in Pakistan. She is also broadly interested in conservation and identity, environmental politics, and multi-modal ethnography. Tayeba received a Masters in International Affairs from American University. Her master's thesis investigated the politics of conservation, heritage, and community identity in the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan. Prior to her time at Penn, she worked on international development projects in Pakistan that facilitated institutional capacity building, economic participation, and private-public sector collaboration.


MA International Affairs, American University

BSc Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Research Interests

Urban ethnography, environmental anthropology, STS, political ecology, postcolonial studies, climate justice, multimodal anthropology.


Geographical Area

Graduate Status