Lecturer in Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan’s primary interest lies in how various terms deployed to qualitatively describe human migration such as diaspora, transnationality, internal displacement, refugee and so on, are inhabited in the contemporary moment. Through his ethnographic engagements he explores how these terms can be theorized in ways that reveal the growing impact of digital communications technology in reworking how people on the move negotiate and understand their relationships in the world. He works through these theoretical concerns through multiple media with the belief that experimentations in form afford an opportunity to engage broader audiences, involve research interlocutors, and more reflexively engage with ethnography as a way of knowing.

Joint Ph.D. in Anthropology and Education, 2015. University of Pennsylvania