I am currently a Junior Research Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford. Over Michaelmas Term 2015, I was also a Teaching Associate in the School of Geography, where I convened a course on Contemporary India.
In March 2016, my article titled Agency, intimacy, and rape jokes: an ethnographic study of young women and sexual risk in Chennai will be published in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
I also have a number of talks coming up:
In February, I will be speaking at the Contemporary South Asia Seminar at Oxford. My talk Ghost Stories and Haunted Youth, draws on a chapter of the monograph I am preparing based on my DPhil thesis.
In April, I plan to be at the American Association of Geographers Conference in San Francisco, speaking on the exciting Biopower in Practice panel. Keeping with 2016’s theme of ghost stories and death, my talk will be called ‘Killing us Slowly’: Narratives about Suicide among College Girls in Chennai.
In July, I am excited to say that I will be at the European Conference on South Asian Studies at Warsaw, speaking on a panel on The New Woman Question. My paper will be titled Manage Your Marriage: Moral Education in Women’s Colleges in Chennai.