Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan
Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan holds a joint PhD in anthropology and education from the University of Pennsylvania. His recent film, photo, and writing projects focus on urban change in Delhi, India from the perspective of low-caste and immigrant youth who live in the margins of the city’s burgeoning economy. Dattatreyan’s interest in urban change from the perspective of those who have historically been economically and socially disenfranchised stems from his work in arts education and non-profit management in the U.S. for over a decade prior to his doctoral studies. Working with youth of color in Washington D.C., San Francisco, and New York City, Dattatreyan developed a keen awareness around the kinds of issues and opportunities young people from communities on the edges of the American dream encounter as they grow up in cities that have been reimagined and rebuilt to meet the new economic realities of a post-industrial age.