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

Anabelle Suitor

PhD Candidate of Anthropology
Summer Fellow 2018
Project title: The Value of Sacrifice: Elite Space, Domestic Labor, and Class Aspirations in Urban Bangladesh

Anabelle Suitor's project focused on the lives of the urban poor, particularly those who were employed as domestic workers, in an elite residential neighborhood in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She focused on the moral economy of sacrifice alongside everyday preperations of meat. Her research is centered on Islamic imaginaries, conceptions of morality and ethics, space, labor, class, and the environment in Bangladesh.