Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).
Goldsmiths University of London
Activist Network, Activist Consultant
The focus of my professional work has been teaching and social research, with a focus on poverty and inequality in India and in the UK. I completed my PhD in Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London, in 2012. My thesis, titled “An anthropological study of health activism in Western India,” is an ethnographic study of activist groups working on rights to health and healthcare, focusing in particular on the efforts of the Indian People’s Health Movement to influence policy processes relating to the provision of healthcare services. In early 2012 I spent 5 months working with The Other Media, an Indian NGO based in Chennai, as coordinator of a baseline community environmental and social resources mapping exercise in Tamilnadu. I worked as a lecturer in Goldsmiths Anthropology Department during the 2012/13 academic year. In September 2013 I joined the Centre for Community Engagement Research at Goldsmiths as a Research Associate, and initiated two community research projects in collaboration with voluntary sector organisations in the London Borough of Lewisham. In January 2014 I will join a large research project focused on poverty and inequality in India, led by Dr Alpa Shah in the Anthropology Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science.