South Asian Anthropology

Buddhist funerary chortens at Tashi Chhime Gachhal Gompa (Bigu Nunnery Monastery), Bigu, Dolakha District, Nepal, February 2008

UIC’s sociocultural anthropology program has a very strong concentration of both faculty and students with long-term research interests in South Asia and South Asian diasporas. This makes us unique amongst departments of our size at a public research university.  Our South Asianists work on a very wide range of research areas such as class and consumption, gender and sexuality, queer anthropology, politics, medical anthropology, development, cultural history, political economy and labor, infrastructures, mobilities, and migration.

South Asian Anthropology Faculty

Collectively, our faculty group has a particularly strong focus on urban South Asia and all of us engage with the connections between South Asia and other regions of the world in our research. Students with South Asia interests also regularly take courses with and work with South Asianists in other departments such as History, Art History, Gender and Women’s Studies, Global Asian Studies, Urban Planning, and English.

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