Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Andrea Wright

PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Summer Fellow 2013


I am a PhD student in the department of Anthropology. My research examines how women’s bodies and beauty are used as representations of modernity and development in India. I am most concerned with the ways in which beauty expectations, standards, procedures, products, and rituals have evolved over time to reflect changing political and cultural landscapes. My other areas of interest are: Intimate labor, migration, gender, development, and Northeast India.