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Faculty Seminar | An Institutional Ethnography of Counter-Terrorism


Conference Hall, Ground Floor, Training Centre, NLSIU


Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 4:00 pm

Open only to the NLS community.

NLS faculty Radhika Chitkara will present a paper titled “An Institutional Ethnography of Counter-Terrorism”, and Dr. Atreyee Majumdar will be the discussant.


This draft is part of the doctoral thesis and identifies its method and scope of inquiry. The author proposes an institutional ethnography of counter-terror policing institutions in India from the standpoint of ‘suspect communities’ in Jharkhand, namely adivasis qua ethnic and ideological minorities. The current draft lays out the problematic, standpoint and texts for such an institutional ethnography, and offers background to the empirical work to follow. The draft specifically identifies the four prongs of policing constituting the problematic in this exercise in IE, namely, investigations, prosecution, intelligence-gathering and enforcement.