Shahana Munazir

Graduate Student

Cultural Anthropology

Shahana entered the PhD program in the Fall of 2019. Her ethnographic focus rests in understanding the lives of Muslim women beyond Islamic schooling in India. Moving outside the literature on ethics and piety in anthropology of Islam, her main theoretical interests lie in exploring issues of temporality, reciprocity, subjectivity whilst delving into the lives of girls in their intimate home sphere. Shahana is also interested in exploring connections between anthropology, advocacy and activism in India. Prior to joining UW-Madison, she received the Chief Minister’s Fellowship to work with the Government of Delhi in the Department of Social Justice. Shahana has a B.A. in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and an MPhil in Anthropology from the University of Oxford on the Indira Gandhi Oxford Graduate Scholarship at Somerville College.