Yasmeen Arif

Yasmeen Arif is Associate Professor in Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. Her engagements with biopolitics explore the formulation and potential of the social in biological and political vectors. Her book Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence (2016, University of Minnesota Press) explores a politics of life across multiple global conditions of mass violence. She also has co-edited a volume Critical Themes in Indian Sociology, a collection of over 30 essays covering contemporary and classical areas. A second forthcoming edited volume Event-Everyday: Epistemologies and Empiricisms compiles work on crises-events and the everyday, and their place in sociological knowledge production. Her doctoral work has been about post-war recovery in Beirut, Lebanon. Other research areas include international law and humanitarianisms, urban studies, science and technology studies, visual and material cultures, theory, philosophy and epistemology in social anthropology/sociology. She has held positions at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities); The Graduate Institute, Geneva; CSDS, Delhi and the American University of Beirut; Lebanon. The Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship, among others, have supported her work. She has published her work in several international journals and other volumes.

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