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Tirthankar Chakraborty

Doctoral researcher Freie Universität BerlinInstitute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
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Tirthankar is pursuing Dr. phil. in Anthropology at the Freie Universität, Berlin theorizing the institutionalisation of fear in a democracy to create a subservient citizenry, using the analytical framework of political affect. He has an MA in English and an MA in South Asian Studies (specializing in Anthropology and Politics). At Heidelberg (Germany), he devised a survey and intervention to address sexual harassment and assault at the university space. He has worked with suppressed groups across rural and urban India for over five years through research, advocacy and rights-based empowerment.

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