The Prentice Institute Welcomes Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Dharashree Das
Dr. Das is trained as a feminist medical anthropologist with a PhD in Anthropology from Simon Fraser University. She also holds an M.Phil in Social Medicine and Community Health from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Her research areas are critical policy and demographic studies, maternal and reproductive health, social reproduction and care work, and family planning and contraceptive technologies. During her time at the Institute, she will work on publishing journal articles and a book manuscript based on her PhD dissertation. Her ethnographic research is based on long-term fieldwork in Delhi. In this research she pursued this central question: How do low-income Muslim women make and sustain families in the context of coercive family-planning policies of the Indian state, gendered family and neighborhood dynamics, and social and economic disparities?