Chair, Department of Anthropology
Political Economy; Colonialism and Postcoloniality; Political Ecology; Space; Social Movements; Citizenship; South Asia; South Asian diaspora.
Shorelines: Space and Rights in South India (Stanford University Press, 2009)
Community, Place, and Citizenship. (2007)
Community, class, and conservation: Development politics on the Kanyakumari coast. (2003)
Modernity from Below: Local Citizenship on the South Indian Coast. (2003)
Mukkuvar Modernity: Development as a Cultural Identity. (2003)