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Mihir Sharma

Junior Fellow

Contact

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth


e-mail: mihir.sharma@uni-bayreuth.de

Current Project

Black Lives Matter: Emerging Forms and Subjectivities of Activism in St. Louis, Missouri


Research interests:

Social movements, race, racism, capitalism, diaspora

Geographical area:

United States of America, transnational movements, Germany


Academic Vita

since 2018

PhD Candidate at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies 

since 2017

Academic Associate, Chair of Anthropology (Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm), University of Bayreuth, Germany

2016-2017

Doctoral Student, Anthropology of Global Inequalities, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2012-2015

Master of Arts in Medical Anthropology, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

2010

Study abroad at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom

2008-2012

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Connecticut College, USA

Lecture Invitations

04/2018

“Decolonizing Safe Spaces: Talking Politics in the Age of Trump-ism”, St. Olaf College, Minnesota, USA

01/2017

“Notes on the Black Lives Matter movement”, FSI-OTTO Suhr Institut, Berlin, Germany

09/2015

“The greatest internal security threat in India”, Waldhaus e.V. Freiburg, Germany

03/2015

“The invention of race in colonial North America”: Black History Month Lecture, United World Robert Bosch College, Freiburg, Germany

Conference Organisation

04-07/2017

Network Meeting of the Research Group “Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity”, European Association of Social Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

02/2013

Co-organizer, “Answer Man”: Philosophy Event Series in co-operation with Delta e.V. Heidelberg and Prof. Eric Hayot (U Penn)

03/2012

Co-organizer, TEDx Conference “Rethinking Progress”, Connecticut College, USA



Publications

Sharma, Mihir (2017). Transforming Polarities: Human Rights and Indian Schools. Mentor Magazine , Bangalore.


Sharma, Mihir (2013). New Tunes on Wall Street: Notes on the Occupy Movement. Argument (5), Oslo. 8-9.