Bard College Announces the Appointment of Sucharita Kanjilal as Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Division of Social Studies
Sucharita Kanjilal is a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a former journalist from Mumbai, India. Her dissertation project, Home Chefs: Indian Housewives Produce for the Global Creator Economy, examines the entanglements of gender, race, caste and religious nationalism in the growth of global digital capitalism, through an ethnographic study of food media producers in India.
Kanjilal’s research combines approaches from economic anthropology, anthropology of media, digital anthropology, anthropology of food, and theories of affect, while highlighting feminist, postcolonial, and anti-caste epistemologies. Her work has appeared in Gastronomica, the Routledge Companion on Caste and Cinema in India, Feminist Media Studies (forthcoming), Scroll.in, Quartz.com, Hindustan Times, and the Heritage Radio Network and Eat This podcasts. She is the recipient of several grants and awards, including from the Wenner Gren Foundation, the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, the Association for the Study of Food and Society, the UCLA International Institute and the Sambhi Foundation at UCLA.
Post Date: 02-12-2023