Chandana Mathur

Chandana Mathur was educated at the University of Delhi and the New School for Social Research, New York, and now teaches at the Anthropology Department, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Drawing on the perspectives of anthropological political economy, her research focuses principally on the contemporary United States, South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. She participates in two transdisciplinary research projects led by physical scientists working on the solar disinfection of drinking water – the EU Horizon 2020 funded WATERSPOUTT project and the EU-India Water Cooperation funded PANI-Water project.

Chandana Mathur is a former Chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (2016-2018), and is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

With the historian Deana Heath, she is the co-editor of the volume Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and Its Diaspora (2011: Routledge). Her published work has appeared in such journals as American Anthropologist, Critique of Anthropology, Dialectical Anthropology, Solar Energy, Wiley Interdisciplinary Review Essays – Water (WIREs Water), among others.

Chandana Mathur is invited by Valeria Siniscalchi (Centre Norbert Elias) and will take part of the Visting Professors Program designed by EHESS.


Revisiting the Politics of Industrial Decline and Collective Memory in Heartland USA

Dans le cadre du séminaire Anthropologie des économies: valeurs, pratiques, pouvoirs (Valeria Siniscalchi)

  • 19 mars 2019, 14h00-17h00

Situating Labour Militancy within Systemic Transformation in Heartland USA, 1989-2015

Dans le cadre du séminaire Marché, Marchés. Approches interdisciplinaires des économies (Frédéric Aprahamian, Valeria Siniscalchi, Miriam Teschl)

  • 22 mars 2019, 10h00-13h00

Water, Culture and Colonialism: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Dans le cadre du séminaire Controverses environnementales et anthropologies de la nature (Laura Centemeri, Francis Chateauraynaud, Jean-Michel Fourniau, Bernard Hubert, Valeria Siniscalchi)

  • 14 juin 2019, 10h00-17h00

A Passage to Indiana: Reflections on the Challenges of an Anthropology in Reverse

Journée d'études

  • 18 juin 2019, 10h00-17h00



Centre Norbert Elias - EHESS Campus Marseille - La Vieille Charité, 2 rue de la Charité, 13001 Marseille, France.