Dr Malini SUR
Designation : Research Fellow
Office : 09-03
Telephone : 6516 4211
Status : Former Staff
Introduction

Malini Sur is a Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore since June 2015. She has lectured at the University of Amsterdam and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. Her research interests connect three broad areas—borders, mobility, and citizenship—with a focus on questions of violence, displacement and human rights in South Asia. Malini has conducted fieldwork and archival research in South Asia’s northeastern borderlands, and more recently in eastern India. She has published in HAU, Comparative Studies in Society and History (forthcoming), Mobilities, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, and the Economic and Political Weekly. A co-edited collection of ethnographic essays on migration entitled Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities is available on open access at http://en.aup.nl/books/9789048515875-transnational-flows-and-permissive-polities.html and a collaborative monograph on Human Security and Gender in Bangladesh is available from http://wiscomp.org/publication_detail.php?id=138.

At the Asia Research Institute, Malini has co-organized conferences on violence and precarity (https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Event/Detail/1595) and religious experience of migrant communities (https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Event/Detail/790ca55d-8f4d-485a-86a0-460ad56db1a3). She is currently working on a book manuscript that reads contemporary political transformations and commodity flows along South Asia’s northeastern borderlands against a century of land politics and peasant migrations. Photographs from her fieldwork have been exhibited in Amsterdam, Berlin, Bonn, Chiang Mai, Gottingen, Heidelberg, Kathmandu and Munich. She has recently completed a documentary entitled “Life Cycle.”