Radhika Moral

Research Interests Silk , Commodity Chains, Labor , Gender , Subnationalism, Political economy, Northeast India, South Asia
Master's Thesis Poetic Lives: Indigeneity and Gendered Belonging in Northeast India


Radhika is a fourth year PhD candidate in Anthropology. She studies sericulture and the production of silk commodities through broader lenses of labor practices, ethical consumption, and capitalist expansion of small-scale industries to examine the integration of rural women workers into larger economies of scale in Northeast India. 

Previous Degrees:

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


  • National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Grant (2022-23)
  • Steinhaus/Zisson Graduate Research Grant, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University (2022)
  • Contemporary Center for South Asia Graduate Fellowship, Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs (2020; 2022)
  • Graduate Program in Development Fellowship, Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs (2019-2020)
  • Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2022-23)