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Chaudhuri, Tapoja.

Curriculum Vitae 1

Curriculum Vitae
Tapoja Chaudhuri, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: +1-206-861-9573
E-mail: tchaudhu@haverford.edu

Current Position:
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392

Past Positions:
Adjunct Assistant Professor. Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work.
College of Staten Island City University of New York. 2011-2012.

Affiliate Instructor. Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. University of


Washington. Spring 2011.

Program Director. Environment and Development in the Indian Himalayas study abroad
program. South Asia Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies,
University of Washington. Fall 2010.

Visiting Scholar. South Asia Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies,
University of Washington. 2009 2011.

Academic Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Environmental Anthropology. University of Washington. August, 2009.
Thesis title: Social Universe of a Protected Area: Community-based Ecotourism in
Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Doctoral Supervisory Committee Chair: Prof. K. Sivaramakrishnan.

M.A. Environmental Anthropology. University of Washington. June 2006.

M.Phil. Sociology. University of Delhi 2003.


M.Phil. Supervisor: Dr. Amita Baviskar. Thesis: Middle Class Environmentalism.
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M.A. Sociology. University of Delhi, 2002.

B.A. Major in Sociology. Minors in Economics and Philosophy. Presidency College,


University of Calcutta, 1999.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships Received:


Wadsworth Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation for
Anthropological Research, 2008-2009.

Professional Development International Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation for


Anthropological Research, 2003-2006.

University of Washington Department of Anthropology Pilot Research Fund Award.


2005.

Kunder Dattar Memorial Gold Medal for Best Performance in MA examination,


University of Delhi, 2002.

National Scholarship, Centre of Advanced Studies in Sociology, University of Delhi,


India, 1999-2000.

Publications:
Learning to Protect: Environmental Education in a South Indian Tiger Reserve. 2011.
In Anthropology of Environmental Education. Edited by Helen Kopnina. New York,
Nova Science Publishers.

Social Universe of a Protected Area: Community based Ecotourism in Periyar Tiger


Reserve. 2009. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Washington.

Notes from the Field. 2007. Washington South Asia Report. South Asia Center,
Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.

Periyar Tiger Reserve: An Experiment in Conservation Strategy. 2005. Washington


South Asia Report. South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies,
University of Washington.

Work-in-progress:

From Policing to Social Fencing: Shifting Moral Economies of Biodiversity


Conservation in India. (Under review).

Periyar is Like a Family: The role of Affect and Fictive Kinship in Conservation
Work. (Manuscript)
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Conference Presentations:
From Village Republics to World Sites: Kumily in the Age of International Tourism.
To be presented at the Annual Conference for American Anthropological Association.
Montreal, QC, Canada, November 2011.

Green Modernity in a South Indian village: A Case Study of Kumily in the age of
International Ecotourism. Annual Conference for Association for Asian Studies,
Honolulu, April 2011.

Environmental Governmentality in Neoliberal India: An Ethnomethodological study of a


Tiger Reserve. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of American
Geographers, Washington D.C., April 2010.

Being Adivasi in the Forest: The Politics of Indigeneity in the Context of Eco-Tourism
in a South Indian Tiger Reserve. Presented at the Annual Conference on South Asia,
University of Wisconsin, Madison. October, 2009.

(Re)Creating Nature: Eco-tourism and Placemaking in a South Indian Tiger Reserve.


Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, San
Francisco, November, 2008.

Panel Co-organizer: Incredible !ndia: Tourism, Placemaking and Imagination in South


Asia. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association,
San Francisco, November 21, 2008.

Professionalizing Empowerment: Delineating Communities in a Model Tiger Reserve.


Presented at the Annual Conference for the American Association of Geographers,
Boston, April 17, 2008.

Vanishing Tigers, Marginal Peoples and the World Bank: Politics of Wildlife
Conservation and the Neutral Researcher. Presented at the Annual Conference of the
Society For Applied Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, March, 2006.

Community-based Eco-tourism Project in a South Indian Tiger Reserve. South Asian


Conference of the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver, BC, February, 2006.

Of Reports, Bills and a Model: Contemporary Debates in Wildlife Conservation in


India. Presented at the 21st Annual South Asia Conference, Berkeley, February, 2006.

Mediating Bodies in the Land of God: Traditional Art in Kerala in the Context of
Cultural Tourism. Presented at the Western Conference of Association for Asian Studies,
Seattle, September, 2004.
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Teaching Experience:
ANTH 281: Nature/Culture: An Introduction to Environmental Anthropology. Haverford
College. To be taught in Spring 2013.

ANTH 350: Social and Cultural Theory: The Politics of Biodiversity Conservation.
Haverford College. To be taught in Spring 2013.

ANTH 322: Ethnographic Methods. Department of Anthropology. Haverford College.


Fall 2012.

ANTH 252: State and Development in South Asia. Department of Anthropology.


Haverford College. Fall 2012.

ENVS 101: Environmental Studies: Cases, Contexts, and Conundrums. Co-teaching with
Prof. Jonathan Wilson, Department of Biology, Haverford College. Fall 2011.

ANT 331/SOC 331/WGS 330: Women and Work. Department of Sociology,


Anthropology, and Social Work. College of Staten Island, CUNY. Spring 2012.

ANT 201: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Department of Sociology,


Anthropology, and Social Work. College of Staten Island, CUNY. Spring 2012.

ANT/COM 225: Multicultural Literacy. Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and


Social Work. College of Staten Island, CUNY. Fall 2011.

SOC 201: Methods of Social Research. Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and


Social Work. College of Staten Island, CUNY. Fall 2011.

WOMEN 345 A/ANTH 345 A/SIS 345 A: Women and International Economic
Development. Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. University of
Washington. Spring 2011.

SISSA 417/GEOG 417: Political Economy of Indian Development.


Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.
The course is a part of the Environment and Development in the Indian Himalayas
Study Abroad Program. Fall 2010.

SISSA 490/GEOG 431: Work, Gender, and Environment.


Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.
The course is a part of the Environment and Development in the Indian Himalayas
Study Abroad Program. Fall 2010.

ANTH 269b/SISSA 490 d: Culture, Environment and Sustainability in India.


Department of Anthropology/Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies,
University of Washington. Spring 2010.
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ANTH 210: Introduction to Environmental Anthropology.


Department of Anthropology, University of Washington. Summer 2009.

Guest lecturer for ANTH 469: Youth Ethnography: Culture, Politics, Globalization.
Department of Anthropology, University of Washington. Summer 2009.

Teaching Assistant for ANTH 209: Introduction to Visual Anthropology.


Department of Anthropology, University of Washington. Winter 2008.

Teaching Assistant for ANTH 100: Introduction to Anthropology.


Department of Anthropology, University of Washington. Fall 2006.

Guest Lecturer for Sociology of Education.


Department of Sociology, Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India. I delivered a
set of ten lectures. 2003.

Mentoring Experience:
Faculty Advisor for ENVIR 491 and ENVIR 492 Environmental Studies Capstone
Project, Program on the Environment, University of Washington. Capstone Project title:
Urban Bee Keeping: Integration into Outdoor Gardening Experience. Summer and Fall
2010.

Pedagogical Training:
Worked with a consultant from Center for Instructional Development and Research
(CIDR), University of Washington for course development and teaching skills
acquirements. Winter and Spring, 2009; Summer 2010.

Attended Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium, University of Washington. 21st


April, 2009.

Participated in a Teaching Portfolio workshop organized by the Department of


Anthropology, University of Washington. 9th December, 2008.

Participated in TA Conference on Teaching and Learning, University of Washington. 16-


17 September, 2008.

Participated in TA Conference on Teaching and Learning, University of Washington. 19-


20 September, 2006.

ANTH 599: Effective Teaching of Anthropology. University of Washington. Fall 2005.

Language Qualifications:
English: Fluent in reading, writing and speaking.
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Bengali: Fluent in reading, writing and speaking.


Hindi: Fluent in speaking, intermediate in reading, writing.
Malayalam: Intermediate level reading, writing and speaking.
French: Beginner level.

Service Experiences:
Learning Coordinator of the Association for Indias Development, New York Chapter
(AID NYC). Since August 2011 to Present.

Volunteer and Project Steward for Asha for Education, Seattle Chapter, 2003 to 2011.

Volunteer at Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, Kolkata, India. Summer 2003.

Volunteer for Hague Appeal for Peace, Delhi University Chapter (HAPDU). 1999 to
2002. Represented HAPDU at the International Conference on Youth and Human
Values, Geneva, Switzerland. October 2002.

Consultation Experience:
Cultural Consultant and Script Recorder for U.S. Department of Education-sponsored
Bengali language textbook and website project, Summer 2008-2010. The project was
initiated by Prof. Carol Salomon, Department of Asian Language and Literature,
University of Washington.

Names and Affiliations of Professional Referees:


Prof. K. Sivaramakrishnan. [Chair of Doctoral Supervisory Committee],
Box 208277,
#7, 51 Hillhouse Avenue,
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: 203-432-3684
Fax: 203-432-2669
Email: k.sivaramakrishnan@yale.edu

Prof. Priti Ramamurthy


Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
University of Washington
Box 354345
Padelford Hall, Room B110
Seattle, WA 98195-4345
Phone: 206-543-6900
Fax: 206-685-9555
Email: priti@uw.edu
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Prof. Stevan Harrell


Box 35300
Denny Hall
Department of Anthropology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98198-3100
Phone: 206-543-5240
Fax: 206-543-3285
Email: stevehar@uw.edu