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Angana P. Chatterji

Indian anthropologist, activist, and feminist historian

1966   -  

country of citizenship: India
educated at: California Institute of Integral Studies
occupation: activist, anthropologist, historian, human rights activist
www.anganachatterji.net

Angana P. Chatterji (born November 1966) is an Indian anthropologist, activist, and feminist historian. Chatterji's research is closely related to her advocacy work and focuses mainly on India. An anthropologist by profession, she has studied majoritarianism, gendered violence, and human rights in Indian Kashmir and communal violence in Orissa. In the context of the United States, she has researched issues related to diaspora and identity politics in American society. She co-founded and was a co-convener of the International People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir from April 2008-December 2012.In 2012, she co-founded with Shashi Buluswar the Armed Conflict Resolution and People's Rights Project, housed at the University of California at Berkeley. The Project co-authored its first research report in 2015, "Access to Justice for Women: India’s Response to Sexual Violence in Conflict and Mass Social Unrest" with the Human Rights Law Clinic at Boalt Law School. In the same year, it also published a monograph, Conflicted Democracies and Gendered Violence: The Right to Heal.
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