Anuradha Sen Mookerjee

I am a postdoctoral researcher. My PhD 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 PhD fieldwork was supported by the Flash Programme of the Cooperation and Development Centre, CODEV, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Between 2000-2010, I worked in the development sector in South Asia, managing programmes, at the UNDP, India Country Office​ and UNIFEM ( now UN Women) on issues of gender equality and human rights.​I am interested in the political anthropology of borders, borderland people, social boundaries, transnational migration and anthropology of the state.


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