I am a humanistic and feminist political anthropologist interested in how complex relationships between gender, race, caste, and class intersect to produce people as political subjects with varying degrees of legitimacy in the eyes of the state. I work with a North Indian community on the Delhi-Haryana border, and am developing a second project in Garhwal, Uttarakhand.


PhD (June 2021) Anthropology. Dissertation “The Good We Are: Political Life in a North Indian Community”

MA (2011) Sociology – Central European University: Budapest, Hungary

BA (2008) Social Science – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


American Anthropological Association

American Psychological Association

National Women’s Studies Association

Whitney Russell

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