Penn Humanities Forum Post-doctoral Fellow
PhD (University of Chicago) MA (University of Chicago) BA (University of Pennsylvania)
Research Interests:Beatrice's book manuscript in-preparation, titled Police, Power and Public Order in Postcolonial India, is based on twenty-seven months of ethnographic and historical field work analyzing practices and discourses of police in Uttar Pradesh. More broadly, her research uses anthropological approaches to address global and historical questions of the everyday state, legitimations of violence, and the ways in which the lived experiences of persons working in civil and military bureaucracies reflect and shape the cultural politics of security and democratic order. Current projects include a history of police unionization activity in postcolonial India, and an ethnography of the changes in subjectivity and representation of combat veterans in the US from the Vietnam war era to the present
Bea is co-editor of the volume Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency (University of Chicago Press, 2010--named as "Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice Reviews), as well as author of several chapters in other edited volumes, and of articles published in Law and Social Inquiry, Journal of South Asian Studies, and Asian Policing. She has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, American Institute of Indian Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fulbright-Hays and the Social Science Research Council.
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