Radhika Govindrajan Lecture: Spectral Justice: On Haunting and Multispecies Accountability in Himalayan India


Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls and Zoom (View on map )

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Drawing on ethnographic research in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in India, this talk explores how a maleficent animal ghost provoked questions about what multispecies justice might look like in the afterlife of violent death.


Radhika Govindrajan is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of Animal Intimacies, published by the University of Chicago Press and Penguin India, as well as articles published in journals including American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Study of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, and South Asia

Govindrajan’s lecture is part of the Liu Institute series Asian (Re)Visions of Nation, State, and Citizenship that invites scholars from multiple disciplines to examine how diverse populations in Asia are remaking discourses and practices of nation, state, and citizenship, with consequences for people in Asia and around the globe. Drawing on a range of approaches, invited speakers will challenge the universalizing models of politics and the nation-state while demonstrating the need to ensure analyses of global issues are derived from lived experiences across Asia.The series is organized by Liu Institute faculty fellows Kyle Jaros, associate professor of global affairs, Julia Kowalski, assistant professor of global affairs, and Sharon Yoon, assistant professor of Korean studies.

This lecture is a hybrid event. Visitors to campus must wear masks indoors. 

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Originally published at asia.nd.edu.