Tarini Bedi

Tarini Bedi is a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Bedi earned her B.A. in Social Sciences and Theater from Bennington College, M.A. in Political Science from McGill University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Her research is focused on exploring urban anthropology, theory, and history in addition to cultural geography, gender studies, political science, and mobilities. Professor Bedi’s research tends to have a regional concentration in South and Southeast Asia.

Representative Publications

Bedi, Tarini. “Mimicry, Friction and Trans-Urban Imaginaries: Mumbai Taxis/Singapore-Style.” Environment and Planning A (2015): 0308518X15594803.

Bedi, Tarini. “Motherhood, and Its “Lack:” Personal Loss, and Political Community among Shiv Sena Women in Mumbai.” Women’s Studies International Forum. Vol. 35. No. 6. Pergamon, 2012.

Bedi, Tarini. “Violence, Aggression, and Militancy: Reexamining Gender, and Non-Liberal Politics.” A Companion to the Anthropology of India (2011): 313-331.

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