Visiting Scholars

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Chandana Anusha

Princeton-Mellon Fellow

M.S. Chadha Center for Global India

Postdoctoral research associate

Chandana Anusha is a scholar of social and environmental dynamics in India, with a special interest in coastal regions. Her research focuses on how ecological and infrastructural processes intersect in an era defined by climate change and global trade.

Her dissertation, The Living Coast: Port Development and Ecological Transformations in the Gulf of Kutch, Western India, analyzes the region surrounding one of India's largest ports. She completed her Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology at Yale University. She holds a B.A. in literature and an M.A. in Sociology from Delhi University and an M. Phil from Yale. She has taught courses in environment justice and South Asia studies.  Her previous research is on forest rights. As a transregional collaborative scholar of the Indian Ocean, she extends her focus on coastal development by tracing political and ecological connections between East Africa and Gujarat amid histories of maritime exchange, expanding trade agreements and the growing influence of environmental change. 

Georgina Born

Global scholar

Department of Music

Georgina Born, OBE FBA is a professor of music and anthropology at the University of Oxford. Earlier, she worked as a musician with avant-garde rock, jazz and improvising groups. Her work combines ethnographic and theoretical writings on music, sound, television and digital media. Her books are Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-GardeWestern Music and Its Other: Difference, Representation, and Appropriation in MusicUncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBCMusic, Sound and SpaceInterdisciplinarity and Improvisation and Social Aesthetics. Two books are forthcoming: Music and Digital Media: A Planetary Anthropology and Music and Genre: New Directions. Born directed the European Research Council funded research program “Music, Digitization, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies.” She has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Irvine, and McGill, Hong Kong, Oslo and Aarhus universities.

Chukwuemeka Chukwuemeka

Princeton-Mellon Fellow

Program in African Studies

Postdoctoral research associate

Chukwuemeka Chukwuemeka is an architect and urbanist with international experience in project development, project management and systems design. His research is on emergent dynamics and self-organization processes of spatial productions in rapidly urbanizing sub-Saharan African cities, with a focus on Onitsha Markets in Nigeria. Prior to earning his doctoral degree in architecture at KU Leuven in Belgium, Chukwuemeka earned an M.A. in architecture from Hochschule Anhalt (DIA-Bauhaus Dessau) in Germany, and a B.Sc. in Architecture degree from Imo State University in Nigeria.

Chukwuemeka’s academic recognitions include KU Leuven’s Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation full doctoral scholarship, and the DAAD Prize, awarded for outstanding achievements of international students at German universities. 

He has taught and critiqued design studios at KU Leuven in Belgium, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, DIA Dessau in Germany, and Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany. At Princeton, he will work on developing tools and frameworks on how to read, design and plan for sub-Saharan African cities undergoing rapid urbanization, and in constant flux amidst uncertainties.

Carlos Fausto

Global Scholar

Brazil LAB

Carlos Fausto is a professor of anthropology at the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and global scholar at Princeton. He served as a visiting scholar at the universities of Chicago, Stanford and Cambridge, as well as at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the École Pratique des Hautes Études, both in France. He has been conducting fieldwork among indigenous peoples in Amazonia since 1988, most notably with the Tupi-speaking Parakanã and the Karib-speaking Kuikuro. His most recent books are Warfare and Shamanism in AmazoniaArt Effects: Image, Agency and Ritual in Amazonia, and the co-edited volume Ownership and Nurture: Studies in Native Amazonian Property Relations. He is also a photographer and a documentary filmmaker, having co-directed the award-winning feature film “The Hyperwomen.”

Sean Gasper Bye

Fall 2021 translator in residence

Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication and the Council of the Humanities

Sean Gasper Bye is a translator of Polish literature, most recently Foucault in Warsaw by Remigiusz Ryziński, Ellis Island: A People’s History by Małgorzata Szejnert and The King of Warsaw by Szczepan Twardoch, which was awarded the EBRD Literary Prize. Born in Pennsylvania, he studied at the University of London and worked for five years at the Polish Cultural Institute New York. He now lives in Philadelphia and translates full-time.