I am an ethnographic filmmaker, photographer, and PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at New York University. Working with animal scientists, activists, farmers, and leather workers in India, my research investigates the rapidly changing politics and ethics of living with, working upon, and otherwise relating to bovine bodies in life, death, and beyond. At a time when reports of vigilante violence against minorities who care for cattle are growing, and when global food ecologies are increasingly unstable, my work brings a classically anthropological perspective to this fraught field by attending to everyday practices of care and violence.
My research is supported by the American Institute for Indian Studies, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University.
I previously completed undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Toronto and Columbia University, as well as a graduate certificate in Culture and Media from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. My first film, Strangers Ourselves (2018), premiered at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York, and has since gone to screen at and win awards with Chicago Feminist Film Festival, Ethnografilm, Women’s Voices Now Film Festival, Immigration Film Festival, and San Diego Women’s Film Festival.