Ph.D. Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University (1988)
2009 Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes En Sciences Sociales, Paris. May-June.
2008 Visiting Professor, Danish Research School of Anthropology and Ethnography, August-September.
2007 Goel Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
2009 American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Fellowship
2012 Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India. Duke Univ. Press.
2010 The Indian State After Liberalization, (edited with K. Sivaramakrishnan), Routledge.
2006 The Anthropology of the State: A Reader (edited with Aradhana Sharma), Blackwell.
2002 Caste and Outcast (edited with Gordon Chang and Purnima Mankekar), Stanford Univ. Press.
1998 Postcolonial Developments: Agriculture in the Making of Modern India, Duke University Press.
1997 Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology (edited with James Ferguson), Duke University Press.
1997 Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science (edited with James Ferguson), Univ. of California Press.
Ethnography of information technology, the state and development, anthropology of food, environmental anthropology, space and place, history of anthropology, applied anthropology; India and South Asia
Current Courses by Term
Previous Courses by Term
Previous Courses by Course
Economic Development and Culture Change
2016 Winter Quarter
Anthropology of Gender and International Development
2015 Spring Quarter
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Anthropology of Food
Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators
2014 Fall Quarter
Introduction to Development Studies: Economic Development and Culture Change
Core Seminar: Sociocultural Anthropology -- Scientific and Interpretive Frameworks in Contemporary Anthropology
Selected Topics in Social Anthropology
Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology