Bharat Venkat


picture-3064Dr. Bharat Jayram Venkat is a cultural anthropologist interested in science, medicine & technology, history and temporality, ethics, design and the environment, with a primary area focus in South Asia. Prior to joining the department, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University in the Global Health Program. His current book project, India after Antibiotics: Tuberculosis at the Limits of Cure, rethinks questions of therapeutic efficacy, temporality and ethics by asking what it means to be cured, as well as what it means for a cure to come undone. This work draws on ethnographic research and archival materials stretching back to the mid-19th century to argue that cure itself is a mutable concept. Dr. Venkat’s work has been published in the journals Cultural Anthropology¬†and Public Culture. His research has received support from a variety of sources, including the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the American Institute for Indian Studies and the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation.