Interactive Session on ‘Doing Field Work’: 10th January 2024

Please join us for an interactive session on ‘Doing Field Work’ with Prof. Maya Unnithan, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex, UK. 10th January, 2024 at  2:00 pm, In the  Seminar Room (1st Floor), Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Professor Maya Unnithan is Head, Department of Anthropology at the University of  Sussex and Director of the Sussex Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies & Health (CORTH). She is a Social and Medical Anthropologist who works at the intersection of Anthropology, Global Health and International Development. Prof. Unnithan has a Ph.D in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and holds degrees in Sociology (MA) and Economics (BA Hons).  She is an alumni of our Department.

Prof Unnithan’s early work on caste, gender and tribal identity in Rajasthan was published as a monograph, ‘Identity, Gender and Tribal Identity’ Berghahn, 1997. Her research since 1998 has focused on issues of bodily and health governance, global rights discourse, maternal mortality, infertility, reproductive technologies and sexual reproductive health inequalities as discussed in her latest book, Fertility, Health and Reproductive politics: Re-imagining Rights in India (Routledge, 2019). Apart from a number of journal articles, Prof. Unnithan is also author/co-author of  several books including, ‘Critical Journeys: The Making of Anthropologists’ (2006),  Fatness and the Maternal Body: Women’s Experiences of Corporeality and the Shaping of Social Policy’ (2011), and ‘The Cultural Politics of Reproduction: Migration, Health and Family making’ (2015).

Organised by the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economic, University of Delhi