Name: Heid Jerstad

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh

Contact details: heid.jerstad@ed.ac.uk @entanglednotion

Statement of interest: My work on weather looks at how people in the Indian Himalayas dwell in the heat, cold, rain and wind. I have looked at the implications of weather for how people think about illness, how they cope with the cold through physical activity (Jerstad 2016), how they cohabit with domestic animals (buffalo), how they live in wooden and concrete houses with differing thermal properties, how monsoon landslides restrict movement along new roads and how pollution or various substances in the air such as smoke and mist are understood.

Geographical/topical area of interest: India, Himalayas, Climate Change, Weather