Prof. Carole McGranahan
Specialization: Anthropology
Home institution in US: University of Colorado, Boulder
Host Institution in India: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh    
Start date/Month in India: March 2013
Duration of grant: 7 months

Brief Bio:
Dr. Carole McGranahan is an associate professor of anthropology and history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She specializes in the study of contemporary Tibet, including issues of colonialism and empire, history and memory, power and politics, refugees and citizenship, nationalism and the state, gender, and war. Her book, Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Histories of a Forgotten War (Duke University Press 2010), is based on a decade of research in Tibetan refugee communities in India and Nepal and focuses on the history and politics of the guerilla army Chushi Gangdrug. Dr. McGranahan is also co-editor of Imperial Formations (SAR Press 2007), which considers empire outside of classic European models, and she is also the guest editor of a Public Anthropology issue in India Review and the author of numerous articles on Tibet and South Asia in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Her new research focuses on “refugee citizenship” in the Tibetan diaspora, including India, Nepal, New York City and Toronto. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, Dr. McGranahan will conduct research on the Indian component of this global project during 2013; her research project is titled “Refugees and Citizenship: Tibetan Practices of Political Subjectivity in Postcolonial India.” She will conduct a historical study of exile debates over citizenship paired with an ethnographic study of everyday Tibetan practices of political subjectivity