PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology
Dwaipayan Banerjee holds a PhD from the Department of Anthropology and a fellow at the Humanities Center at NYU. His research interests include the anthropology of health and science, the anthropology of South Asia, the anthropology of media, and the relationship between ethnographic and philosophical concepts. His doctoral research concerns the shaping of sentiments of pain and dignity and the concept of life in the practices of biomedicine and postcolonial law in India.
Prior to his doctoral work at NYU, he graduated with an M.A. and an M.Phil in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. His research has been funded by a Wenner Gren Foundation Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Fellowship, a Social Science Research Council and Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship (DPDF), a NYU Media and Culture Fellowship, a Brocher Foundation fellowship and a NYU McCracken Fellowship.
His recent publications and conference papers include the following.
"Writing the Disaster: Sanguinary Politics in India." Contemporary South Asia 21, 3 (2013): 230-242.
"Assessing psychosocial distress: A Pain Audit" In Annals of Palliative Medicine, with Dr. S. Bhatnagar, Dr. S. Joshi and Dr. R. Gupta, 2013.
"The Social Constructions of Cancer." In Literature, Arts and Medicine Weblog, edited by Lucy Bruell. NYU: New York University, 2012.
"No Biosociality in India." Biosocieties 6, no. 4 (2011): 488-93.
"Conceptions of the Normal Body." Social Research: An International Quarterly 78, no. 2 (2011): 299-306.
“Constructing Pain in India: Rethinking Biomedicine at the End of Life." In American Anthropological Association Conference. San Francisco, 2012.
"Scales of Cancer." In Local Politics, Global Impacts. University of Chicago Center, Paris, 2012.
"Cancer Pain as an Interdisciplinary Object." In Indian Association of Palliative Care Annual Conference. Kolkata, India, 2012.
"Beyond Violence/Nonviolence: Gandhi, Asceticism and the Politics of Health in India." In Annual Conference on South Asia. University of Wisconsin, 2009.
"Transactions of Affect." In Age of Comparison. Department of Comparative Literature, NYU, 2008.
"The Politics of Corporeal Mediation." In Neil Postman Conference. Department of Media, Culture and Communcation, NYU