Angana P. Chatterji

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"Angana P. Chatterji is an anthropologist and historian of the present. Her work, focused on human rights and cultural survival, integrates scholarship, research, teaching, and advocacy in linking the roles of citizen and intellectual. An advocate for social justice, Chatterji has been working with postcolonial and subaltern social movements, civil society and citizens groups, and state and other institutions toward enabling participatory democracy... Chatterji is Co-chair of the Research Project on Armed Conflict and People’s Rights at the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, University of California at Berkeley... Chatterji Co-founded the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-administered Kashmir with Parvez Imroz in 2008 and served as Co-Convener from April 2008 to May 2012. .. Chatterji served on the faculty in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco from 1997-2011, as Adjunct and Visiting Assistant Professor (1997-2000), Associate Professor (2000-2009), and Professor (2009-2011). At CIIS, since 1999, led by Richard Shapiro, Chatterji enabled the re-envisioning of the Anthropology M.A. and Ph.D. Programs, to create a curriculum in postcolonial anthropology, combining theoretical rigor with advocacy anthropology for social and ecological justice. Following September 11, 2001, she convened the Dialogues for Peace at CIIS, in alliance with Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and interfaith and social justice groups.

"Chatterji worked with grassroots social movements from 1984-89 and with policy research and advocacy issues from 1989-97, including with the Indian Social Institute and Planning Commission of India. Chatterji also served as the Director of Research and Senior Consultant, Asia Forest Network, initially housed at the University of California, Berkeley, and was involved in coordinating Network groups in South and Southeast Asia with Mark Poffenberger... Chatterji serves on the board of directors of Vasundhara, and the advisory boards of the Kashmir Initiative at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, Green Institute, Network of Indian Environmental Professionals, and World Prout Assembly, and editorial boards of academic journals. She has previously served on the board of directors of the International Rivers Network, Earth Island Institute, and Community Forestry International, and the advisory board of Sustainable Alternatives to the Global Economy. Chatterji also works with social justice groups such as the Coalition Against Communalism, Coalition Against Genocide, and the Campaign To Stop Funding Hate." [1]

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  1. Bio, organizational web page, accessed August 15, 2017.