Clare Talwalker

Clare Talwalker is a continuing lecturer in International and Area Studies and interim director of the Global Poverty and Practice Minor. She is also co-editor (along with Ananya Roy) of a UC Press book series Poverty, Interrupted. Trained in cultural anthropology, her research focuses on India, social inequalities and postcoloniality. She writes also about student engagement in aid work and poverty alleviation. She offers classes on ethnographic methods, global poverty and practice, political economy, the anthropology of liberal human rights, and India. Talwalker grew up in Mumbai, India. She earned her B.A. at Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. at Duke University.

Selected publications:

2016 “Fixing Poverty” in Encountering Poverty: Thinking and Acting in an Unequal World, UC Press
2015 http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2015/09/29/another-music-for-poverty-alleviation/
2012 “What Kind of Global Citizen is the Student Volunteer?”, Journal of Global Citizenship and Equity Education, 2(2): 21-40
2009 “Kindred Publics: Kin and Modernity in Western India”, Postcolonial Studies, 12(1): 69-88
2005 “Colonial Dreaming: Textbooks in the Mythology of ‘Primitive Accumulation,’” in Dialectical Anthropology, 29(1):1-34

Cultural anthropology; critical theory; anthropology of South Asia; colonial and postcolonial studies; history and anthropology; capitalism and globalization; urban public culture; Marathi literary/public sphere.