Social Science Research and Human Rights Activism

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Angana Chatterji on the intersections of social science research and human rights activism. A cultural anthropologist, Dr Chartterji's scholarly work focuses on issues of political conflict; gender, power and violence; majoritarian nationalism, minoritization and racialization; religion in the public sphere, religious freedom; human rights, reparatory justice and cultural survival. Her work in Orissa and Kashmir and with Adivasi (tribal, indigenous peoples) and Dalit (“untouchable” groups) communities has facilitated the creation of new archives, impacted policy, and contributed to the democratization of knowledge.

Dr. Chatterji is Co-chair of the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project and Visiting Research Anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Colum