MSAS/ASC Seminar: HT22, week 7: COVID-19

Conveners: Miles Larmer and Nayanika Mathur

Speakers: Shaeera Kalla (C19 Peoples’ Coalition, South Africa), Tarangini Sriraman   (Goldsmiths), Jeevan Baniya (Social Science Baha, Nepal)


Tarangini Sriraman

Tarangini is a Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has previously taught Politics and History at the School of Liberal Studies in Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She has also been a South Asia Program Fellow, Cornell University, Postdoctoral Fellow at Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi and Visiting Associate Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. She has also received the Charles Wallace Research Grant, London.

Her recently published book In Pursuit of Proof: A History of Identification Documents in India weaves together a hitherto unattempted history of making and verifying identification documents in the urban margins of India. Her articles have featured in journals such Contributions to Indian Sociology, Indian Economic and Social History Review, South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ) and Economic and Political Weekly. She has also written for various popular publications such as The Hindu, The Newsminute, The New Indian Express, The Print and The Wire.

Jeevan Baniya

Jeevan Baniya is the assistant director of Social Science Baha, a Kathmandu based think tank. He is also a member of teaching faculty at Department of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD), Tribhuvan University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Faculty of Social Science, University of Oslo, Norway, an MA in NGO Studies from GSIS, Ajou University, South Korea. He has published several articles and research papers on labour migration, public policy, disasters, state-society relations, GESI, development, governance etc.


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