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I am a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow with the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) at the University of Pennsylvania. I earned my PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University, where my dissertation combined written research with documentary video to examine the urban coastal geology of Lagos, Nigeria. My article, "Making the Urban Coast: A Geosocial Reading of Land, Sand, and Water in Lagos” is forthcoming in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and my public scholarship has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail and Public Books. I was a 2017-2018 Global Dissertation Fellow at NYU Shanghai, and a 2014 Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellow in "Oceanic Studies."

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Write to me at benmen AT sas.upenn DOT edu