PhD candidate and teaching assistant in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute, Geneva
Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2015 – January 2016)
Rethinking Democratic Politics: Affect, Violence and Communist Politics in North Kerala
My project seeks to comprehend the complex ways in which the abstract idea of democratic politics finds polyphonic and apparently contradictory socio-cultural articulations. Through an ethnography of everyday politics of the communist activists in North Kerala, the project follows the social worlds of the communists as they engage in democratic politics through a multitude of practices that range from the constitution of ‘belonging’ to violence.