Aarti Sethi

Assistant Researcher 2020-2021

Assistant Professor 2021 -


I am a socio-cultural anthropologist with primary interests in agrarian anthropology, political-economy and the study of South Asia. I hold degrees in political science, and cinema and cultural studies, from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I received my Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 2017. Before joining Berkeley, I had postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and Brown universities.

Special Interests

Agrarian Anthropology; Rural Life; Feminist Anthropology; Political Economy; Comparative Religion; South Asia; Debt and Capitalism; Cinema and Media Culture; Ecstatic Experience, Embodiment and Aesthetics; Theories of Mind, Language and Subjectivity; Caste, Structural Violence and Socio-Economic Inequality.