Health Inequalities; Reproductive Geographies; Gender/Masculinities; Childlessness/Infertility; Medical Anthropology; Germany/Europe, India, U.S.A.
Buffalo NY, 14261-0026
Phone: (716) 645-1401
Born and raised in several different regions in India, I finished my PhD in cultural anthropology at Rutgers in 2017. I have worked, done research, and taught on ethnography, reproduction, masculinities, and medical anthropology in India, Germany and the United States. Going forward, I am interested in research on how male bodies are constructed as “caring” and/or “unworthy” as they labor to be (biological and social) fathers.
I am committed to the comparative method in understanding intersections between macro policies, social and spatial embeddedness, and health disparities, experiences and outcomes.
Besides these interests, odd and awkward encounters that reveal contextual and interpersonal differences in how we exist in the world fascinate me! I also love listening to and learning new languages.