October 8, 2019 at 11:09 am

Duschinski Talks about Kashmir on Two Panels in New York

Haley Duschinski, portrait

Dr. Haley Duschinski

Dr. Haley Duschinski participated in two public events on Kashmir in New York—one at New York University and one at the New School.

Duschinski is Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture; and Graduate Director of the M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture.

Her talk at NYU was co-sponsored by the Global Asia Program, the South Asia Program, and the Gallatin Human Rights Initiative. She joined three others in a session about “Kashmir Today: Article 370 and Beyond” on Sept. 27.

On Oct. 7, she was part of a presentation on “Political Crises in Hong Kong and Jammu & Kashmir” hosted by the New School’s India China Institute.

“The current crises in Hong Kong and Jammu and Kashmir, though distinct in their historical and political contours, arose when central governments sought to increase sovereign power against the aspirations of many local residents for unrealized autonomy. Public authorities have laid claim to constitutional-legal provisions to support their stances, and have simultaneously resorted to coercion against local opposition. Such actions have prompted widespread international and some domestic condemnation. At the same time, large sections of mainstream media and publics in China and India have offered competing narratives that are generally supportive of the authorities. Please join us for this panel on the two crises and how they juxtapose the challenges of nationalism and liberal democratic norms. Panelists will explore the roots of the conflicts, constitutional questions, the strategies of state authorities and local resistance, the range of domestic and global responses, and prospects for the future,” writes the New School event page.

Duschinski “is a legal and political anthropologist with research specializations in law and conflict, militarization and impunity, popular protest, and law and memory in Kashmir. Her research has appeared in journals such as Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Cultural Studies, Race & Class, Memory Studies, Anthropology Today, Interventions, and Anthropological Quarterly.  Her current book project is a legal ethnography of how cases relating to securitization and militarization have been contested and adjudicated in the courts of Kashmir. At Ohio University, Professor Duschinski teaches anthropology courses on violence, peace, human rights, and law.”

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