Shagufta Bhangu | Department of Sociology

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Shagufta
Kaur
Bhangu
PhD Research Scholar & Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, UC Berkeley-UCSF
Department of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
Shiv Nadar University
India
Profile Summary 

Ms. Shagufta Kaur Bhangu is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Shiv Nadar University. Her research is ethnographic in nature and focuses on the medicalisation of pain and its therapeutics. Between 2014-2016, she completed fifteen months of fieldwork in Kolkata at a medical institution managing chronic pain conditions of industrial labourers. Through her dissertation, she is exploring the constitution of pain as a medical object, it's links with specific bodies, personhood (subjectivity) and communities (collectives). In particular, her work focuses on language, knowledge systems and epistemic practices through which biomedicine produces and addresses pain.

Educational Qualifications 
2013
M.Phil. in Sociology
Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
2012
M.A. in Sociology
Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
2010
B.A. in Psychology, Sociology & Economics
Christ College, Bangalore University
Work Experience 
08/14Present
PhD Research Scholar ,
Shiv Nadar University,
Greater Noida
I currently work here
2013
Project Manager (Outreach Efforts & Curriculum Development),
International Foundation for Research and Education (IFRE)- Ashoka University,
Delhi
2012
Research Associate,
Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi,
Gurgaon
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Teaching Assistantship: War & Media (SOC 212), Spring 2017; Politics of Life & Lifestyle, Monsoon 2014

Research Interests: Pain, Inscriptions, Epistemic Practices, Normal/Pathological

Conferences (Select): 

McGill University Anthropology Graduate Students Conference April 2018 

South Asian Graduate Students Conference, University of Chicago March 2018

European Association for Social Anthropolgy's Medical Anthropology Network Conference July 2017

Research Scholars Workshop, Shiv Nadar University March 2015

Anthropocene Campus, HKW Berlin & Max Planck Institute for History of Science November 2014

Awards(Selected): 
20172018

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Scholar at Joint Medical Anthropology Programme

University of California San Francisco & University of California Berkeley