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Clare Talwalker

International & Area Studies

Dr. Clare Talwalker brings her training in cultural anthropology and South Asian studies and her specific interests in postcolonialism and the urban Indian public sphere to the IASTP. The courses she teaches include: Public Cultures in South Asia, Cultures and Capitalisms, Ethnographies of Globalization. and the methods course for the Global Poverty and Practice minor. Her writing on Bombay/Mumbai, modernity, vernacular publics, and the interlinked nature of economy and society draws on critical and literary theory. Dr. Talwalker grew up in Mumbai, India, worked as a journalist in that city after completing her B.A. at Dartmouth College, and then returned to the U.S. to earn her Ph.D. from Duke University.