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469 Yasmeen Arif is Associate Professor in Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. She is currently completing a manuscript titled Afterlife: Reclaiming Life after Catastrophe. Her other research areas include urban studies, material and visual culture, critical theory, philosophy, and method in social anthropology. Pratiksha Baxi is Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has published several essays on violence and law. Her book is titled Public Secrets of Law: Rape Law in India (2014). Andrew Brandel is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation explores the intersections of literary culture and national politics as expressed in contemporary and nineteenth-century German reading and writing groups. He has also written on structural theory, romanticism, and the intersections of anthropology, literature, and philosophy. Rita Brara is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her book is titled Shifting Landscapes: The Making and Remaking of Village Commons in India (2006). She researches in the areas of ecology , rural development, kinship, and popular culture. Roma Chatterji is Professor at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. She has authored Speaking with Pictures: Folk Art and the Narrative Tradition in India (2012), Writing Identities: Folklore and the Performing Arts of Purulia, West Bengal (2009) and (with Deepak Mehta) Living with Violence: An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life (2007). She is currently working on folk art and new media. Sangeeta Chattoo is a Research Fellow at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK. Her research and publications engage with health as a site of subjectivity and the interrelations between self, community, and state. She is currently working on haemoglobinopathies as a case study of the interface between new genetics, ethnicity, and citizenship within a globalizing turn in public health. She has Contributors 470 Contributors co-edited (with G. Craig, K. Atkin, and R. Flynn) Understanding “Race” and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice (2012), and is an editor for Ethnicity and Health. Veena Das is Krieger–Eisenhower Professor and Professor of Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches in the Department of Anthropology. She is Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Third World Academy of Sciences. She has published widely on questions of social suffering and violence, and her books include Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual (1977, 1987, 2011), Critical Events: An Anthropological Perspective on Contemporary India (1995, 2001), and Life and Words: Violence and Descent into the Ordinary (2007). She is the recipient of an honorary doctorate in letters humaine from the University of Chicago and an honorary doctorate in the social sciences from the University of Edinburgh . Her most recent book is Affliction: Health, Disease, and Poverty from Fordham University Press (2015). Aaron Goodfellow is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University. His research interests are in the United States, and cover the social/cultural meaning of pharmaceuticals, the technology of sexually transmitted disease prevention; and kinship, paternity, and queer families. His most recent and future work looks at the ways pharmaceutical technologies are folded into everyday relationships to understand the larger question of biosocial technologies in subject formation and intimacy. He is currently finalizing a book-length manuscript titled Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship (forthcoming, Fordham University Press). Clara Han is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology , Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Life in Debt: Times of Care and Violence in Neoliberal Chile (2012). Her research resides at the intersection of urban poverty, health, violence, and the everyday. Her current research in low-income neighborhoods in Santiago, Chile, focuses on kinship, criminalization, and death and dying. She is co-editor with Veena Das of An Anthropology of Living and Dying in the Contemporary World (in press with the University of California Press). Naveeda Khan is Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Anthropology. She is the editor of Beyond Crisis: Reevaluating Pakistan (2010) and the author of Muslim Becoming: Aspiration and Skepticism in Contemporary Pakistan (2012). In her new research project, she moves from religious observances in urban Pakistan to the theologically inflected perception of weather on silt islands within the river system in Bangladesh. Ein Lall has made several films on women’s issues. Her work has included films on women artists...


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