Postdoctoral Research Associate
M.S. Chadha Center for Global India

Dr. Harini Kumar is a postdoctoral research associate at the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India. She is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on Islam and Muslim societies in contemporary India. Her scholarship lies at the intersection of lived religion, kinship, gender, the built environment, and migration and mobility. Her current book project, “Formations of Tamil Islam: Belonging, Place, and Historical Consciousness in South India,” is an examination of Muslim belonging in Tamil-speaking South India. At Princeton, Harini will be working on a project called “Dissent: Power/less in India,” a cross-disciplinary initiative among Princeton specialists in South Asian Studies that seeks to explore the generation and negotiation of political vocabularies in a range of quotidian sites. Ph.D. University of Chicago.