Ajantha Subramanian

NERN (2006)

Harvard University

Ajantha Subramanian is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology department at Harvard University. She offers courses on social movements, cultural and political rights, immigration, environmental politics, and leads an inter-disciplinary workshop in political ecology. Ajantha is currently completing a book on resource rights struggles in southern India's fishing economy. Her research interests grew out of political involvement in three different social movements: mobilization around slum dwellers' rights to housing and other urban resources in Madras City; artisanal fisher activism against domestic and global capitalist restructuring of Indian fisheries; and opposition to Hindu majoritarianism in India and the Indian diaspora. She has held research and teaching positions at the Institute for Policy Studies, and at Cornell and Yale Universities.