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Ellen Bal

is associate professor at the Department of Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She specializes in South Asia, with a focus on ethnicity, migration, and transnationalism in Bangladesh and India. Ellen Bal has published widely on a variety of issues including migration aspirations in Bangladesh and Indian transnational and return migration She recently completed a research project entitled Migration, livelihoods and SRHR: A triple case-study of young female migrants (YFMs) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Lucy Dubochet

is a research associate at the Graduate Institute’s Hirschman Centre on Democracy and postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University’s Wolfson College. She holds a PhD in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Her work’s primary focus is on time and everyday politics in low-income neighbourhoods of Delhi, broadening into questions of citizenship and overlapping vulnerabilities of gender, religion, and regional belonging. Currently, she is working on a book which discusses logics of domination and subversion that are at play in the long and unpredictable wait for essential services.

Shelley Feldman

was international professor and director of the Feminist, Gender, and Sexualities Studies and South Asia Programs at Cornell University. She was also visiting professor at Binghamton University, Bochum University, and senior fellow at Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Erfurt, Germany. A long-term scholar of Bangladesh, her research explores the political economy of economic and social restructuring which has featured in REVIEW, SIGNS, Interventions, Economy and Society, Globalizations, Journal of Historical Sociology, and numerous regional journals and collections. She is currently completing a manuscript on in-situ displacement and the challenges of plural social formations.

Éva Rozália Hölzle

is a social anthropologist affiliated with Bielefeld University. She has been conducting ethnographic research in the borderlands of Bangladesh and Northeast India exploring the nexus of land dispossession and nation state formation, violence and agency, as well as indigenous life politics. Her first monograph Land, Life, and Emotional Landscapes at the Margins Bangladesh was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2022. In her current postdoctoral project, Cultivating Ethics across Generation funded by Fritz Thyssen Foundation, she examines the interplay and transformation of ethics and kinship through the history of an extended family.

Ravinder Kaur

is a professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Her research interests include sociology of gender, family, marriage, kinship, middle class, technology, and women in science and technology. She has worked extensively on the issue of adverse sex ratios and their consequences in India and China. She is the co-editor of Marrying in South Asia: Shifting Concepts, Changing Practices in a Globalising World 2014 and editor of Too Many Men, Too Few Women: Social Consequences of Gender Imbalance in India and China 2016.

Antje Linkenbach

sociologist and social anthropologist, is senior fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Erfurt, Germany, and member of ICAS:MP, Delhi. She held teaching and research positions in Heidelberg, Berlin, Bielefeld (Germany), Zürich, Geneva (Switzerland) and Christchurch (New Zealand). She has widely published in the field of social theory, development critique, environmental justice, and social movements. Among her book-publications are Forest Futures: Global Representations and Ground Realities in the Himalayas, a co-edited volume on Religious Individualisation: Historical Dimensions and Comparative Perspectives, and a co-edited volume on State, Law and Adivasis: Shifting Terrains of Exclusion.

Caitlin Meagher

received her D.Phil. from the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford in 2018. She is the author of Inside a Japanese Sharehouse: dreams and realities (Routledge 2021). She is currently a lecturer in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

is a senior professor in social anthropology at Bielefeld University. She conducts research in the Himalayan and the South Asian region, in the middle-European immigration societies as well as within the social spaces of universities. Her contributions to the theory of belonging currently focus on the nexus of inequality, heterogeneity, and power. Her recent book is titled Belonging in Motion: Contested Social Boundaries in South Asia (Social Science Baha 2022). She is also the co-editor of Universities as Transformative Social Spaces: Mobilities and Mobilizations from South Asian Perspectives (Oxford University Press 2022).

Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff

is a social scientist based in Ranchi (Jharkhand, India). As a honorary fellow, she is affiliated to the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was director of research at Asian Development Research Institute, Patna, Bihar. She has researched and published on histories of girlhood, commodities, plants (indigo, sugar and tobacco), communal relations and Partition as well as on female education in India and Bangladesh. She also published on issues of academic dependency and gender in the South Asian context. With Ellen Bal she worked and published on the Indian diaspora and mobility issues in general.

Nasrin Siraj

has completed her PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She has worked on several topics in the field of social movement, ethnicity, and gender. Her PhD research focuses on majority and minority relations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh.

Anita von Poser

is full professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, where she holds the chair for ‘Mobility Studies’ focusing on human-human and human-environmental relations. She is also Principal Investigator in the Collaborative Research Center Affective Societies and co-winner of the 2021 Stirling Prize for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology by the American Anthropological Association. Her major interests pertain to psychological anthropology, the anthropology of aging, care, belonging, and im-/mobility, and the anthropology of foodways. Her co-/publications include Foodways and Empathy (Berghahn, 2013) and ‘The Power of Shared Embodiment’ (Culture, Medicine, Psychiatry, 2020).

Phill Wilcox

is a research associate at Bielefeld University now working on a project investigating Chinese influence in Laos through the building of the high-speed Lao-China Railway. She completed her PhD at Goldsmiths, London in 2018 and her first monograph, Heritage and the Making of Political Legitimacy in Laos: the Past and Present of the Lao Nation was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2021.

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