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

Anar Parikh

PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Summer Fellow 2014


I am a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. I am interested in the South Asian diaspora (particularly the US), anthropological approaches to studying democracy, and the politics of multiculturalism and representation. My research examines how South Asians in the US are simultaneously incorporated into, assert themselves in, and are excluded from the American political landscape. My previous research project, "Designed Interventions: The Politics of Heritage in Ahmedabad" explored the discourses of heritage preservation among tour guides, businesspeople, the media, and heritage preservation in Ahmedabad, India.