Chandana Mathur was educated at the University of Delhi and the New School for Social Research, New York, and now teaches at the Anthropology Department, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is a former Chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (2016-2018), and is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

Drawing on the perspectives of anthropological political economy, her research focuses principally on the contemporary United States, South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. She participates in two transdisciplinary research projects led by physical scientists working on the solar disinfection of drinking water – the EU Horizon 2020 funded WATERSPOUTT project and the EU-India Water Cooperation funded PANI-Water project.

With the historian Deana Heath, she is the co-editor of the volume Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and Its Diaspora (2011: Routledge). Her published work has appeared in such journals as American Anthropologist, Critique of Anthropology, Dialectical Anthropology, Solar Energy, Wiley Interdisciplinary Review Essays – Water (WIREs Water), among others.

Chandana Mathur is invited by Valeria Siniscalchi.


19 mars 2019, 14h00-17h00
Revisiting the Politics of Industrial Decline and Collective Memory in Heartland USA
Dans le cadre du séminaire Anthropologie des économies: valeurs, pratiques, pouvoirs (Valeria Siniscalchi).

22 mars 2019, 10h00-13h00
Situating Labour Militancy within Systemic Transformation in Heartland USA, 1989-2015
Dans le cadre du séminaire Marché, Marchés. Approches interdisciplinaires des économies (Frédéric Aprahamian, Valeria Siniscalchi, Miriam Teschl).

14 juin 2019, 10h00-17h00
Water, Culture and Colonialism: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Dans le cadre du séminaire Controverses environnementales et anthropologies de la nature (Laura Centemeri, Francis Chateauraynaud, Jean-Michel Fourniau, Bernard Hubert, Valeria Siniscalchi).

18 juin 2019, 10h00-17h00
A Passage to Indiana: Reflections on the Challenges of an Anthropology in Reverse
Journée d’études