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Dr Amanda Gilbertson

Lecturer in Youth and Contemporary India


Amanda is Lecturer in Youth and Contemporary India at the Australia India Institute. Her research interests lie in the anthropology of class, gender and youth in South Asia. Her current projects explore: the work that young people are doing to promote gender equality in Delhi; the history of 'gender sensitization training' in Delhi; and discourses of culture and masculinity as explanations for violence against women in Indian and Australian media. Amanda was a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne between 2014 and 2016. Her doctoral thesis (University of Oxford, 2012) was based on 12 months of fieldwork in suburban Hyderabad, India and investigates the intersection and reproduction of class, caste and gender inequalities among newly middle-class families. This research resulted in publications on topics including the reproduction of inequality in the education system, youth cultures of fashion and dating, and changing marriage ideals.   

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