Kimberly Fernandes

Doctoral Student


Kim Fernandes is a joint doctoral student in education and Anthropology. Their work, based largely in Delhi, is focused on the production of government statistics about people with disabilities in India through processes such as the unique disability ID card and large-scale enumeration efforts such as the census. They are also interested in the manner in which discourses around the accuracy of numbers intersect with their use in policy-making and implementation.


M. S. Ed. in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment and Research Technology, University of Pennsylvania (Graduate School of Education) 

Ed. M. in International Education Policy, Harvard University (Graduate School of Education)

B. S. F. S. in International Politics (Honors), Georgetown University (School of Foreign Service in Qatar)

Research Interests

Critical medical anthropology; politics of government statistics; ethnography of bureaucracy; science and technology studies; postcolonial studies; enumeration, quantification and codification; dis/ability; history of modern South Asia


Geographical Area

Graduate Status