Dr. Tanikella conducted two years of multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork research with Caribbean South Asian communities in Trinidad and in Queens, New York.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology and Global Studies
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Globalization and transnational migration; media and expressive culture; critical race theory; race, nation, and gender; cultural anthropology; Caribbean studies; and South Asian diaspora studies.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Anthropology and Global Studies
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Global Issues and Challenges; Cultural Anthropology; Research Methods in Social Sciences; Anthropology of the Caribbean; Globalization and Transnational Cultures; Anthropology of Media
Education: BA, Haverford College; MA, PhD,University of Texas, Austin
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I conducted two years of multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork research with Caribbean South Asian communities in Trinidad and in Queens, New York where I took introductory dance classes in chutney and khatak.
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