Aarushie Sharma
Aarushie Sharma
Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Programme in Social Anthropology, York University
Research keywords: Anthropology of infrastructure; state; urban sociology; gender and public space; caste; ethnography
Aarushie Sharma is a doctoral candidate in Social Anthropology at York University. She previously worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Hindu College, University of Delhi. Her doctoral research focuses on the ethnographic study of toilet-politics and the infrastructure of sewage in Delhi, India. It aims to study how relations of inequality—such as on the lines of caste, class and gender—get (re)produced by historically contingent sewage infrastructures. It also aims to examine what the everyday management of sewage tells us about the working of the municipal state in urban India. Her previous work on the topic has appeared in Economic & Political Weekly and Conversations in Development Studies. Alongside her doctoral research, she is interested in ethnographic filmmaking. At York University, she curates Ethnographic Lens, a seminar series on film and multimodality.