I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and my work examines the intersections of decolonisation, governance and modern social science.  Alongside this research, I am working on a book, Tribal Nation, exploring the history of anthropology in the subcontinent, and charting the relationship between military science, political culture and citizenship in India’s tribal borderlands.   This work is part of an ongoing interest in large-scale state sciences (logistics, cartography, statistics, demography and engineering) and their historical implications for understanding economic disparity and democratic politics in South Asia.

I will be working with Dr Ramos Pinto on his project ‘The Measure of Inequality: Social Knowledge in Historial Perspective’ between 2014 and 2017.

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Email: philomathia@admin.cam.ac.uk