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Harini Kumar

Harini Kumar

Postdoctoral research associate

M.S. Chadha Center for Global India

Harini Kumar is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation examines the practices through which Muslims in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu cultivate and sustain attachments to multiple traditions, histories and places. Kumar's research and teaching interests include the anthropology of Islam, kinship, gender, migration and mobility, the senses and embodiment, and place-making. She is currently participating in a multi-year, collaborative research project “Logistics in the Making of Mobile Worlds,” funded by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. 

K. Maya Larson

K. Maya Larson

ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Research Associate

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication

K. Maya Larson is the American Council of Learned Societies Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow in Translation Studies. Her research interests are19th- and 20th century Russian literature, French philosophy, Gulag literature, ethics of reading, biopolitics, intersections of science and poetics, and translation Studies. Her book manuscript, "Truth Disguised as Lies: Aesop’s Secret Life in Russian Literature (1884-1984)," is under review at Oxford University Press. Ph.D. University of Oregon

 

Anatoly Levshin

Associate research scholar

Reimagining World Order (RWO) research community

Anatoly (Tolya) Levshin research addresses two theoretical issues: 1) how historical evolution in patterns of material interdependence, especially violence interdependence, altered and continues to alter optimal strategies for exerting state power in international relations; and, 2) how the growth of institutional creativity interacts with changes in interdependence to stabilize or undermine international orders. His 2021 dissertation, “The Promise of a ‘Disentangling Alliance’: Collective Security and the Statecraft of Violence in the Age of Industrial Modernity,” is being prepared for publication. At the RWO, Levshin co-organizes the community’s feature podcast, World Order Colloquium, workshops, and annual conferences, and co-teaches its “Theories of International Order” seminar. Ph.D. Princeton University

Ute Mehnert

Ute Mehnert

Lecturer

European Politics and Society

Ute Mehnert is a historian and journalist. Apart from working as a lecturer of history at Princeton University, teaches German at Rider University and as a private tutor. Ph.D. Cologne University

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Visiting research scholar

Laurence S. Rockefeller Professor for Distinguished Teaching

University Center for Human Values

Pratap Bhanu Mehta has served as vice-chancellor and a professor of political science at Ashoka University and as president of the Center for Policy Research in Delhi, India. He has also taught at Harvard University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and NYU Law School. Mehta has published widely on political theory, the history of ideas, Indian constitutional law and politics in India, including "The Burden of Democracy." He is also the author of several edited volumes, most recently "The Oxford Handbook to the Indian Constitution," coedited with Madhav Khosla and Sujit Choudhary. His current research focuses on philosophical ideas about religion in 20th-century India. He is also editorial consultant to the Indian Express. He has also published in the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and other dailies. He is a winner of the Infosys Prize 2011. Ph.D. Princeton University

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