Gautam Ghosh

Current Position:

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
And graduate faculties of:
South Asian Studies
International Studies
Asian-American Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Center for the Advanced Study of India
Consulting Curator, Asian Section, University Museum
Director, Zwicker Fund

Contact Information:

338 University Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone:(O) 215.898.6306 (H)
Fax:††††† 215.898.7462


Research Interests:

Cultural anthropology; citizenship, diaspora and human rights; globalization and (neo)liberalism; anthropology and history; time and space; religion; social thought and social theory; (post)colonialism; cyberia; music; development; philosophical anthropology; South Asia; Asian-American studies.


Gautam Ghosh studied anthropology at the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Chicago . His publications include a Special Issue of the journal Social Analysis [42(1)] entitled Partition, Unification, Nation: Imagined Moral Communities in Modernity which he edited and to which he contributed two articles (reprinted by Sage India in 2004). He has edited a series of commentaries by prominent anthropologists on September 11th 2001 (Anthropological Quarterly, v.75 Winter 2001). An article, entitled "Outsiders At Home," appeared in Everyday Life in India (Indiana University Press, 2002). He has received awards from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, MacArthur & Rockefeller Foundations, as well as Princeton's Davis Center, the Social Science Research Council, the US Institute of Peace and the American Institute of Indian Studies.In 2003-04 Gautam was a Fellow of the Penn Humanities Institute.In 2004-05 he was the principal coordinator for Pennís Ethnohistory Workshop.†† He is on the Editorial Boards of Anthropological Quarterly, Peace & Democracy in South Asia and on the Advisory Board for Expedition Magazine.A long-standing member of the AAA's Committee on Refugees & Immigration, he was elected an officer of CORI's umbrella organization: The Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (2007-2011).

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