Digital governmentalities, networked infrastructures, paperless futures, databasing, data work, data trouble, medical anthropology, anthropology of policy
I am currently a PhD candidate within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1199 Project A05) on “Digital Governance and Re-spatialization of the Indian Nation-State”, which I joined in January 2021. Previously, I received my BA in Sociology from University of Calcutta and a MA in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics. I then completed a M.Phil. in Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, funded by the Junior Research Fellowship program of University Grants Commission, India.
I am interested in the sub-discipline of medical anthropology, and my PhD project focuses on health governance in India, particularly nation-wide projects that fall under the ambit of Universal Health Coverage initiatives that mediate new health and well-being and technological futures. I am currently tracking digital health initiatives for hospital management, insurance management and disease surveillance in Puducherry, India.
As part of my M.Phil. dissertation, I conducted secondary research on civil society participation in Indian health sector. In 2020, I was principal co-investigator for a research project on “Female Frontline Community Healthcare Workforce in India during Covid-19”. The project was funded by a “Covid-19 Research Grant” provided by Azim Premji University, Bangalore. The results were published in an article on Covid-19 databases and data trouble. http://www.medanthrotheory.org/article/view/5105