Nayanika Mathur


Postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanites (CRASSH), University of Cambridge

Nayanika Mathur is a British Academy postdoctoral fellow and postdoctoral research fellow on the project 'Conspiracy and Democracy: History, Political Theory and Internet Research'.

She completed her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in 2010. Before joining CRASSH she lectured in Social Anthropology at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh. Her doctoral research, based on eighteen months of fieldwork in India, traces the process whereby India’s largest anti-poverty legislation was implemented through a portrayal of the everyday life of the development bureaucracy of a Himalayan state. Her research interests are centered upon the study of the state, law, bureaucracy, human-animal conflict, materiality, new technologies, and government with an area interest in India and the Himalaya. 

For further information, please see Dr Mathur's institutional website.