Radhika Moral

Research Interests Silk, Commodities, Work, Gender, Ethnicity, Northeast India, South Asia
Master's Thesis Poetic Lives: Indigeneity and Gendered Belonging in Northeast India


Radhika is a third year PhD student in Anthropology. She studies the production of silk commodities through questions of labor, consumption, and belonging to examine how such commodities get mobilized within larger political struggles in Northeast India. The study draws from broader fields of feminist political economy, materiality, and political anthropology to understand these questions. For her master's thesis at Brown, she worked on migration, citizenship, and the politics of indigeneity in Northeast India, particularly in Assam.

Previous Degrees:

  • M.A. in Cultural Studies, Dartmouth College (2018)
  • B.A. in English Literature, Delhi University (2015)


  • Steinhaus/Zisson Graduate Research Grant, Pembroke┬áCenter for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University (2022)
  • Graduate Program in Development Fellowship, Brown University (2019-2020)