Current Graduate Students
Poonam Argade--Social Science PhD
Adrienne Atterberry-Sociology PhD
Area: United States and India
Adrienne's research focuses on
educational migration from India to the US with a concentration on how students
prepare to complete higher education in the US.
Alexandra Berger--Religion PhD
Ross Freedenberg-Anthropology PhD
Area: The Caribbean, US
Ipshita Ghosh--Anthropology PhD
Area: India, US
Ipshita's research interests include social entrepreneurship, NGOs, anthropology of development
Mallory Hennigar-Religion PhD
research focuses on communities of dalit/SC Buddhists in Nagpur, Maharashtra
and their efforts to build a pan-Indian Buddhist community and to connect with
transnational Buddhist networks. She is interested in the relationship between
caste, class, and religion in people's construction of Buddhist
Morgan Ireland-Anthropology PhD
Zainab Khalid-Anthropology PhD
Hamza Khalil-Anthropology PhD
Jocelyn Kilmer-Anthropology PhD
Jocelyn's research explores the social world of biomedicine
in and around Jaipur, Rajasthan through an ethnographic study of women doctors.
Her current focus is on the gendered constructions of risk and space that
discourage women doctors from serving in rural areas, as well as the
intersections of gender and class that render women doctors' problems invisible
to the state's public health apparatus.
Deepali Kulkarni--Religion PhD
Ajaya Mali--Anthropology PhD
Aarti Patel--Religion PhD
Raza Habib Raja-Political Science PhD
Taapsi Ramchandani-Anthropology PhD
Area: Trinidad and Tobago
Taapsi's research falls within the realm of civic anthropology and broadly encompasses bureaucracy,
collaborative governance, and the modern state. For the past two years, she has
been studying local government reform and decentralization in Trinidad and
Tobago, and she is interested in the ways in which new collaborations are formed with
non-state actors in the name of participatory governance.
Krishna Ranaware--Social Science PhD
Moushumi Shabnam-Anthropology PhD
Area: United States and Bangladesh
Title: Construction of Muslim identity in the post 9/11 era
Moushumi investigates class, gender, ethnic and family backgrounds, and length of residency in the U.S. in the process of identity construction for the Muslim American immigrants in the post 9/11 U.S.
Jay Sharma--Anthropology PhD
Prakhar Sharma-Political Science PhD
Jenna Sikka-Sociology PhD
Area: United States and India
Jenna's areas of interest include international migration
and transnationalism, women and gender studies, qualitative methods and South
Asia. Her dissertation project seeks to
explore a recent and significant trend among first-generation Indian American
families who have had an otherwise 'successful' migration experience in the
United States: making a permanent move back to India.
Taveeshi Singh-Social Science PhD
Taveeshi's interests include gender, domesticities, women's work and the military.
Ruma Sinha-English PhD
Namisha Thakur-Anthropology PhD
Silas Webb-History PhD
Alisa Weinstein-Anthropology PhD
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Bernadette White-Sociology PhD
Bernadette's research interests include rural sociological issues, developmental sociology, and political sociology in India.