PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Summer Fellow 2020, 2022
2022 Project Title: Pre-dissertation fieldwork "Silk Frontiers: Supply Chains, Gendered Labor, and the Politics of Belonging in Northeast India"
2020 Project Title: "Shifting Sands: Migrants and Mobilities in the Brahmaputra Valley"
Radhika is a third year PhD student in Anthropology. She studies the production of silk commodities through questions of labor, consumption, and belonging to examine how such commodities get mobilized within larger political struggles in Northeast India. The study draws from broader fields of feminist political economy, materiality, and political anthropology to understand these questions. For her master's thesis at Brown, she worked on migration, citizenship, and the politics of indigeneity in Northeast India, particularly in Assam.