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Prof. Mona Bhan is Co-Editor of Resisting Occupation in Kashmir

Prof. Mona Bhan is Co-Editor of Resisting Occupation in Kashmir

May 9, 2018

Mona Bhan, associate professor of sociology and anthropology at DePauw University, is the co-editor of Resisting Occupation in Kashmir. The book, a collaboration with Haley Duschinski (Ohio University), Ather Zia (University of Northern Colorado), and Cynthia Mahmood (Central College), has been published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

The new book "presents new ways of thinking and writing about Kashmir that cross conventional boundaries and point toward alternative ways of conceptualizing the past, present, and future of the region," notes a synopsis from the publisher. "The volume brings together junior and senior scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds who have conducted extensive fieldwork during the past decade in various regions of Kashmir. The contributors, many of whom were born and raised during the peak of the conflict in the 1990s, offer ethnographically grounded perspectives on contemporary social, legal, and political life in ways that demonstrate the multiplicity of experiences of Kashmiri communities. The essays highlight the ways in which this scholarly orientation—built through collaboration and dialogue across different kinds of borders—offers a new critical approach to Kashmir studies at this transformative and generative moment."

Read more, and order the book, here.

As recently announced, Professor Bhan is co-author of Climate Without Nature: A Critical Anthropology of the Anthropocene and previously published Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare?. In 2013, she received the Exemplary Teaching Award, which is presented by the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church.