Cultural Anthropology; The Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Critical and Cultural Theory
Statement of Research Interests:
My research focuses on the cross-cultural study of the rise in biometric and camera surveillance in India and the United States. In particular, my work tracks the effects of two recent rulings (1) a reenacted anti-sodomy law and (2) a 2017 Supreme Court ruling in India, which declared privacy a fundamental right.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy:
Learning how to clearly convey oneâ€™s thoughts and opinions is a skill that is useful in any discipline or field. As a consultant, I hope to meaningfully contribute to studentsâ€™ learning of communication skills. While, the art of writing and communicating is a lifelong journey, consultants can help increase the effectiveness of oneâ€™s written, oral, and visual communication skills.
On campus, I help coordinate the Mutant Anthropologies yearly workshop and volunteer as a department liaison for Students Transforming Rice Into a violence-Free Environment (STRIVE) and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). While being a full time graduate student eats up most of my time outside of class, I make time for nail art, playing with my two cats, and workout in Owl Pump every week.