Cornell University

Anthropology Colloquium: Saiba Varma

Friday, February 2, 2018 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

McGraw Hall, 215
740-750 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Vicissitudes of Care: Humanitarian-Militaristic Entanglements in Occupied Kashmir


Saiba Varma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UC San Diego.  She will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Colgate University in spring 2018.   Saiba is a medical and cultural anthropologist working on questions of violence, medicine, psychiatry, and politics as they pertain to Indian-controlled Kashmir and South Asia more generally. Her current research examines the texture of everyday pschiatric care in different sites of trauma-based humanitarian interventions in Indian occupied Kashmir. She teaches courses on global health, medical and psychiatric anthropology, humanitarianism, and South Asian studies.


Saiba is a Cornell Anthropology PhD '13.

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Anthropology, South Asia Program


cascal, anthro, cashum, South Asia Program

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Liz Kirk

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Saiba Varma

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UC San Diego

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