Ipsita Dey Selected as PIIRS Graduate Fellow

May 23, 2023

Fifth-year graduate student Ipsita Dey has been selected as a Graduate Fellow by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and will receive a dissertation write-up fellowship for the academic year 2023-24.

Dey's dissertation project probes how indigeneity is produced and (re)articulated in Fiji (within the larger context of the Pacific Islands) and shapes how contemporary descendants of Indian indentured laborers imagine themselves as locals at "home." Broadly construed, this interdisciplinary research interweaves post-colonial studies, ethnic studies, Pacific Island studies, environmental anthropology, economic anthropology, and the anthropology of religion.