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.