Annu Jalais

Annu Jalais, associate professor at Krea University, is an environmental anthropologist working on the human–animal interface, environmental justice, religious identity, caste, and migration, in Bangladesh and India. She authored Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans (Routledge, 2010) and coauthored The Bengal Diaspora: Rethinking Muslim Migration (with Claire Alexander and Joya Chatterji; Routledge, 2016). Her most recent work has been the project, “Nonhumans and Zoonoses: What Do They Tell Us about Ourselves?,” awarded by UParis and NUS. She is one of the chief architects and founders of the Northern Indian Ocean collaboratory—the Southern Collective and is codeveloping it in partnership with Dakshin Foundation.

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