Manjari Mahajan The New School
Manjari Mahajan is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at The New School. Her work lies at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies, Development Studies, and Anthropology, with research and teaching on topics ranging from the ecologies and politics of data production for development and health, politics of expertise, philanthrocapitalism, intellectual property, social and economic rights, among others. Mahajan’s empirical focus has been on India and South Africa, and more recently, on global organizations such as the Gates Foundation and the influence it exerts on global health not only through its financial clout but also through shaping knowledge platforms. She is the author of the forthcoming book titled Constituting Global Health: Expertise and Emergency in the AIDS Epidemics of India and South Africa. Her next book is on how global health agendas are being shaped by philanthropic organizations in the United States. Before joining The New School, Mahajan had a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Science Research Council and the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. She is on the Faculty Advisory Board of the India-China Institute at The New School. Mahajan received her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University in 2008 and holds a M.Sc. in Science Policy from SPRU at Sussex University, and a B.A. from Harvard University.