State Power, Violence, and Everyday Life in South Asia Series
A talk by Mona Bhan (Syracuse)
"Weathering the Occupation: Meteorological Wars and Climate Contestations in Kashmir"
Mona Bhan is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Ford Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies at Syracuse. She is a cultural anthropologist whose work explores the role of economic and infrastructural development in counterinsurgency operations and people's resistance movements to protracted war and conflict. Her areas of specialization include border wars and counterinsurgency, militarism and humanitarianism, race, gender, and religion, environmentalism and climate change, occupation and human rights, space and place, water and infrastructure in Indian occupied Kashmir.
Her publications include Counterinsurgency, Development, and the Politics of Identity: From Warfare to Welfare? (2014); Climate without Nature: A Critical Anthropology of the Anthropocene (2018), co-authored with Andrew M. Bauer; and co-edited Resisting Occupation in Kashmir (2018) with colleagues from the Critical Kashmir Studies Collective that she helped to co-found in 2013.