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5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)


Elective Course | Religion and Society


BA LLB (Hons.), National Law School of India University – 2006
PhD, Sociocultural Anthropology, Yale University – 2014
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto – 2016-18


Dr Atreyee Majumder is a political anthropologist. She is the recipient of the American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Grant (2011-12). She has a strong interest in the categories of ‘sovereignty’ and ‘space’ and their mutual imbrications. Her research is geared primarily towards interrogating how capital and the modern sovereign align, and how this nexus expresses itself on space. She has consistently published scholarly articles, and has written in popular venues, on these issues. She also conducts workshops on ethnographic methods for activists and members of the general public. One of these workshops was with the slum youth of Mumbai in order to equip them to conduct research in their neighborhoods.

She is now researching the competing sovereignties between the Hindu God Krishna and the Indian nation-state in the pilgrimage sites in and around Vrindavan (known as the Braj region) in northern India. She is also a published poet, and dabbles in the violin.



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