INTRODUCTION

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I am an anthropologist interested in questions of displacement, development, and mobility in South Asia. Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in the project Sustainable Livelihoods and Politics at the Margins: Environmental Displacement in South Asia at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Before joining the University of Helsinki in April 2019, I worked as a doctoral student of Ethnology and Anthropology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. My doctoral thesis explores relations between the state and resettled slum-dwellers in the context of large-scale urban development projects in Ahmedabad, India.

In 2015–2016, I was affiliated with CEPT University while conducting ethnographic fieldwork in a slum resettlement site in Ahmedabad.

Apart from my academic activities, I work as a freelance graphic designer and enjoy painting, studying languages, and practicing yoga.