Caste and Space 


May 17, 2024  

10-11:30am PST 


Location: Zoom 



Dhiren Borisa is a Dalit queer activist, poet, and urban sexual geographer, and is currently employed as Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School, India. His research primarily focuses in studying caste and class dynamics in sexual mappings and makings of cities from an intersectional and decolonial lens both among queer spaces in India and in diasporic queer worldings. 


Pranathi Diwakar is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. (Chicago, IL). She is a scholar and ethnographer of music, anti-caste social movements, and urban inequality.


Jusmeet S. Sihra is a British Academy International Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. As an urban and political sociologist, he has a deep interest in understanding caste-based inequalities rooted in space. His doctoral research explored the mechanisms of caste-based segregation in urban India and offered the first micro street view of segregation from below using disaggregated caste categories. His current research aims to generate a view of segregationfrom above by showing how the colonial and the postcolonial state institutions have promoted caste-based segregation.



The panel is part of the Caste and Corporeality conference.  


Co-sponsored by UCHRI, CIS, Department of Dance, and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 


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