Shahana Munazir

Credentials: PhD Student

Position title: Cultural Anthropology

Previous Institution(s)
St. Stephens College University of Delhi, University of Oxford, UK
Areas of Research Interest
My ethnographic study explores how Muslim women in India take care of others in their daily lives, and how this translates into politics of relatedness. Using a decolonial framework, my project extends research on shifting dynamics and meanings of care in Indian localized contexts and nuances simplistic perceptions of aspirations among ‘modern’ Muslim women. This project is being funded by the American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship 2022.
Areas of General Interest/Beyond South Asia
I am interested in advocacy, activism, governance and policymaking in the Middle East
List of published and non-published works
  • The anatomy of a marginalized region
    publication dateMay 9, 2019 publication description: The HinduPreventing Student Suicides
    publication date Jan 15, 2019 publication description: The HinduMisadventures in Education
    publication date Aug 2, 2018 publication description: The HinduA move to equivalence
    publication date march 20, 2018 publication description The HinduInclusive Lessons
    publication date Nov 23, 2017 publication description The HinduDivisive Integration
    publication date Sep 25, 2017 publication description: The Indian ExpressKinship Through the Parallel Lines: Probing the Social and Biological Divide
    publication date May 1, 2016 publication description oxford Journal of Anthropological Society (JASO)

Favorite part of CSA
The weekly seminars and lectures
An avid social and political issue fiction reader
Favorite part of living in Madison
The depth of greens and the brim of the lakes