Princeton University, Anthropology
Kessie Alexandre is a third-year PhD candidate in Anthropology at Princeton University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political and medical anthropology, critical theory, and science and technology studies. Her current research is concerned with water contamination and environmental exposure resulting from aging and failing infrastructures in the United States. Through ethnographic fieldwork, she explores how inadequate water systems are locally experienced and follows various efforts to address these water issues through a combination of technoscience, environmentalism, and community development. Broadly, she is interested in questions of environmental risk, embodied exposure, and political imaginaries of public works and public space.