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McGranahan, Carole Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • I am a cultural anthropologist and historian specializing in contemporary Tibet. My research focuses on issues of colonialism and empire, history and memory, power and politics, refugees and citizenship, nationalism, senses of belonging, gender, war, and anthropology as theoretical storytelling. Since 1994, I have conducted research in Tibetan refugee communities in India and Nepal on the history and politics of the guerilla army Chushi Gangdrug, culminating in my 2010 book Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Histories of a Forgotten War. Thinking of 20th-21st century Tibetan histories and experiences as imperial in a global sense is a key part of my work in relation to the CIA, British India, and the People's Republic of China. My work on Tibet as “out-of-bounds” empire can be found in my co-edited book Imperial Formations. Currently, I am conducting research on citizenship with Tibetans in New York City, Toronto, India, and Nepal.

keywords

  • cultural anthropology, history, Tibet, Himalayas, history and memory, empire and colonialism, feminist studies, political anthropology, refugees and citizenship, memories of war, US empire

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ANTH 2100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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