Dr. Sanam Roohi

Associate Fellow

Academic Career

04/2023-09/2023
Incoming International Fellow
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, Germany

01/2022-06/2022
AvH funded Visiting Research Fellowship
Anthropology department, University of Sussex, UK

10/2021-09/2025
COST ACTION Grant CA20115
European Network on International Student Mobility: Connecting Research and
Practice (Working Group II leader since inception)

09/2020-01/2023
Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen, Germany

08/2020-till date
Associate editor
Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) journal

09/2018-08/2020
Marie Curie COFUND Fellow
Max Weber Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany

09/2016-04/2018
Assistant Professor
St. Joseph’s University, Bangalore, India

08/2010-12/2016
PhD in Anthropology
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (funded by WOTRO under the Provincial Globalisation Programme, in collaboration with National Institute of Advanced Studies or NIAS, Bangalore, India

08/2004-05/2006
M.A. Political Science
University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India


Research Interests

Transnational migration-social mobility nexus; Global interconnections and the flow of care resources; Everyday gendered violence under populist regimes; Social media publics and transnational political mobilisation, Pandemic and citizen welfare; STEM educational mobility


Publications

  • Roohi, S. 2023. Nammakam, wasta and the engineering of differential mobility capital between South Asia and the Gulf. Mobilities.
  • Roohi, S. 2022. No one is self-made: Evolving narratives and practices of giving and shaping of Transnational Kamma caste subjectivities. Ethnography.            
  • Roohi, S. 2020. Anticipating Future Capital: Regional Caste Contestations, Speculation and Silent Dispossession in Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Contemporary Asia. 50:5, 723-742.
  • Roohi, S. et. al. (equal author). 2019. Collective Discussion: Piecing Up Feminist Peace Research, International Political Sociology. 13 (1):  86-107.
  • Roohi, S. 2018. Efficient Donors, Meritorious Receivers: Professionalizing Transnational Philanthropy in Coastal Andhra. Modern Asian Studies. 52(1): 214-37.
  • Roohi, S. 2017. Caste, Kinship and the Realization of American Dream: Coastal Andhra Migrants in the United States. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 43(16): 2756-70.

Extended CV