The 1979 Machhu Dam Disaster: Social Origins and Social Consequences: Instructors

Utpal Sandesara
UCLA
Resident in Internal Medicine

Utpal Sandesara is a doctor in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UCLA. He holds an MD and a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author, with Tom Wooten, of the book “No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History's Deadliest Floods." His anthropology dissertation examines how families in India make decisions about sex-selective abortion, and he has also conducted research about the challenges of public health system integration.

 

Tom Wooten
Harvard University Department of Sociology
PhD Student

Tom Wooten is a doctoral student in sociology at Harvard University. He is co-author, with Utpal Sandesara, of the book “No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History's Deadliest Floods." His sociology dissertation is a study of the transition to college for low-income students in New Orleans. 

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