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EDUCATION
Ongoing: University of Virginia, Ph.D.
Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Entered 2011
University of Virginia, M.A.
Socio-Cultural Anthropology
2013
University of Iowa, B.A. with Honors
English Literature and South Asian Studies, emphasis in Hindi
2011
LANGUAGE
Hindi: advanced reading, writing, and speaking skills
AWARDS & HONORS
Graduate
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, The National Science Foundation
Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, The Wenner-Gren Foundation
Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant, USIEF
Community-Based Research Grant, University of Virginia
Preliminary Field Research Grant, University of Virginia Dept. of Anthropology
Best Anthropology TA, University of Virginia Dept. of Anthropology
Summer Foreign Language Fellowship, GSAS, University of Virginia
Critical Language Scholarship for Advanced Hindi, U.S. State Department
2014
2014
2014-15
2014
2013
2013
2012
2011
Undergraduate
Stanley Award for International Research in India, University of Iowa
Writing Fellow, University of Iowa Honors Program
Undergraduate Research Fellow (ICRU), University of Iowa
Hearst Journalism Award, multimedia
2010
2008-11
2009
2008
PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
Reframing Rehabilitation: Manual Scavenging and the Subject of Decay. Paper presented in a panel titled “The Decay of Development Across South Asia” at the Annual Conference for South Asia in Madison, Wisconsin, October 22. 2016
Germs, Gandagi, and Goodness: The Moral Projects of Sanitation Development Work in India. Paper presented at the South and Central Asia Fulbright Conference in Hyderabad, India, March 2. 2015
Between Temples and Toilets: Sanitation Worship in India. Web blog post for Material Religions, February 11. 2015
Claims to Dignity: Manual Scavenging, Public Toilets, and the Politics of Untouchability in Delhi. Paper presented in a panel entitled “Classes and Castes of Urban Waste Work” at the 2014 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, April 12. 2014
Women in the Workplace and the Politics of Potty Parity in the United States and India. Presentation for a Flash! Seminar at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, November 14. 2013
Delhi: Sanitation and Social Hierarchy in a Globalizing Megacity. Guest lecture series for Richard Handler’s course “Global Development: Theories and Case Studies,” at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, September 30 and October 2. 2013
Women and Toilets: How India is Tackling “Sanitation.” Guest lecture for Richard Handler’s course “Global Development: Theories and Case Studies,” at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, September 25. 2012
PANELS
Moderator
Anthropology as Pedagogy, CCHSI
March 2014
Organizer
What Do We Do with Anthropology?, CCHSI
Louis Dumont: A Panel-led Discussion, CCHSI
Oct 2012
March 2013
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teaching Assistant
Ecology & Society, Fred Damon
Desire & World Economics, George Mentore
Anthropology of Business, Sergio Lopez
Language and Gender, Ellen Contini-Morava
Delhi: Gateway to India, Aminur Rahman
Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
J-term 2012
Instructor
Race, Caste, & Cultures of Discrimination
ESL Advanced Writing
Spring 2016
Fall 2011/Spring 2012
ACADEMIC SERVICE
Guest Lecturer
Fulbright India Orientation Programs (5 total)
United States India Education Foundation, New Delhi, India
March-August 2015
Founder and Graduate Student Coordinator
Series on Ethics, Fieldwork, and Ethnographic Writing
Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia
2013-2014
Graduate Student Representative
Center for Critical Human Survival Issues
University of Virginia
2011-2014