Sinjini Mukherjee (RCHA)
Bio: Sinjini has completed her PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany. She received a German Research Foundation (DFG) Grant for her doctoral project for the period 2009-2012. Her research is primarily concerned with the relationship between local moral cosmologies, medical technologies and practice, and perceptions of the human body.
Prior to moving to Germany to pursue her doctoral studies, she was a student at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from where she received both her MA and MPhil degrees. She was awarded her BA degree in Sociology (Honours) from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University.
Sinjini has presented her original research at several international conferences and workshops in India, Germany, and the US. She has diverse fieldwork experience which spans over different states of India (Delhi, Bihar, Assam, West Bengal) and briefly, in Germany.
Jennifer Kosmin (RCHA)
Bio: PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
My research focuses on the cultural history of science and medicine in eighteenth-century Italy. I have written on the history and material culture of eighteenth-century anatomy, obstetrics, midwifery schools, and maternity wards. My current project examines the development and reception of a variety of bodily technologies that, between the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, called into question the traditional lines between nature and artifice and between life and death. My project will explore the intersections of artisanal and professional knowledge as well as the broader cultural reception of prosthetics, anatomical models, automata, artificial breeding, and artificial respiration.
Tyesha Maddox (Race & Gender)
Alexandria Russell (Scarlet & Black)