Ishani Dasgupta


M.A in Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. PhD Student, Joint Degree in Anthropology and South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

Martyrdom and the Politics of Death, Tibetan Resistance Movement, Role of Politics and Religion in Modern Transnational Movements, Stateless Communities, Media Anthropology, Theories of the State and Resistance.

Graduation Year



Dissertation Title

Emergence of a Deterritorialized Nation: How Tibetan Political Practices Confront the Precarity of Statelessness

Graduate Status