Anuradha Sen Mookerjee

I recently completed my Ph.D. from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. My Ph.D. thesis titled, "Boundaries of Citizenship: Social Practices and Negotiations in the Former Border Enclaves of Bangladesh and India", is an ethnography of the new citizens of the India-Bangladesh border enclaves. It looks into the processes of boundary-making​ by the Indian state and the negotiations by the marginal borderland actors. My Ph.D. fieldwork was supported by the Flash Programme of the Cooperation and Development Centre, CODEV, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Between 2000-2004, I worked as Research Associate on gender equality and feminized poverty at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi. Between 2004-2005, I worked with the United Nations Development Programme, India, where I set up the Knowledge Management Partnership Initiative’s Gender Community under the brand name Solution Exchange. Between 2005-2010, I worked on women’s human rights with the Regional Anti-Trafficking Programme for South Asia with the United Nations Development Fund for Women. ​I am interested in the political anthropology of borders, borderlands, boundaries, transnational migration and anthropology of the state.


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    PhD Candidate Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute – Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID)