Jatin Dua

Jatin Dua is a PhD candidate in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. His dissertation focuses on maritime piracy and attempts to regulate the Western Indian Ocean by private actors, nation-states, and international bodies in a moment of post–Cold War, post-9/11 reconfiguration. He has conducted over eighteen months of ethnographic fieldwork with pirates, fishermen, merchants, seafarers, judges, lawyers, and others implicated in the world of piracy and counter-piracy in Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, and the United Kingdom. His research has been supported by the SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program of the US Department of Education, and Duke University. His article “A Modern-Day Pirate’s Port of Call” appeared in Middle East Report 256 (Fall 2010).

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