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Moyukh Chatterjee

Moyukh Chatterjee, Dr

Moyukh Chatterjee is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Development. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Emory University, and earned an M.Phil and MA in Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, and a BA in English Literature from Delhi University. He conducted more than two years of fieldwork in India, and previously worked as a human rights researcher in Delhi. His research has received funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

Chatterjee’s dissertation, "Aftermath of a Riot Foretold: Violence, Impunity, and Sovereignty in India," examines social and legal processes that allow state and non state officials to perform mass, public, anti-minority violence in India in ways that expand and deepen their power. This study is part of a larger research agenda around governance and violence, specifically how neoliberal reform and political violence shape projects of state power.

 

 

Zinaida Miller

Zinaida Miller’s work examines the relationships among local and international legal regimes and experts in moments of conflict and post-conflict transition, focusing on the distributional effects of international interventions. At ISID, she is working on a book, tentatively entitled Interventions, Institutions, and Inequalities: Justice, Development, and Reconstruction “After” Conflict. In it, Miller examines the different conceptions of justice, law, and political economy that underpin expert interventions in the aftermath of conflict and analyzes how those preconceptions affect the possibilities for sustainable peace and development. Her prior publications include articles on the occlusion of economic issues in transitional justice and the influence of international ideas about law, humanitarianism, and development on Palestinian governance, among others. A forthcoming edited collection, Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda (with Karen Engle and Dennis Davis, Cambridge University Press), explores the increasing emphasis on punishment and prosecution in the human rights movement, particularly in states emerging from conflict.

Prior to taking up the fellowship at ISID, Miller was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law & Policy. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University.