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Andrew C. Willford

Andrew Willford

Professor, Anthropology

Andrew C. Willford is a professor of anthropology and Asian studies at Cornell University. His latest book, The Future of Bangalore’s Cosmopolitan Pasts: Civility and Difference in a Global City (University of Hawaii, 2018) examines the politics of language, religion, identity, and belonging in Bangalore, India. His previous research focused on forms of Tamil and Hindu displacement, revivalism, and identity politics in Malaysia.

He is currently researching mental health, psychiatry, neurology, and religious healing traditions in India and North America.

Geographic Research Area: India, Malaysia, and North America

Teaching/Research Interests: revivalism and identity politics, language and religion, mental health, psychiatry, neurology, and religious healing traditions
Key Networks: American Anthropological Association, American Ethnological Society

Topics of Interest: Ethnicity, nationalism, globalization, psychoanalysis, religious revivalism, Malaysia, India

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