Shilpa Dahake is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, Punjab. Currently, she is Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania for the session 2019-2020. In her doctoral research, she is exploring the interactions between the socio-political, cultural, and ecological dimensions of the Godavari River in Nashik city. After training in architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi (2007–12), Ms. Dahake wanted to take up participatory research and shifted to the discipline of anthropology and joined a Master’s Program in the University of Pune (2012–14). Before joining the Ph.D. program, she was working at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, under a project funded by UNICEF and the Government of Maharashtra, where she was a Field Research officer stationed at Nandurbar District of Maharashtra. To conduct her doctoral research, Ms. Dahake was awarded UGC-NET Research Fellowship (2015-2019) and Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship 2017.