Associate Professor of International Affairs & Starr Professor and Co-Director of the India China Institute
Manjari Mahajan is an Associate Professor in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs and the Starr Professor and Co-Director of the India China Institute at The New School.
Her work lies at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies, Development Studies, and Anthropology. Her research and teaching are on the topics of global health, philanthrocapitalism, and digital governance. Much of her empirical focus has been on India and South Africa, and more recently, on global organizations such as the Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization.
She has held fellowships at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology at Halle, Germany, and the Social Science Research Council in the United States. Her papers have received prizes from the Society for Social Studies for Science and the American Anthropological Association.
PhD, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
MSc, Science and Technology Policy, SPRU Sussex University
BA, Harvard University
“The IHME in the Shifting Landscape of Global Health Metrics,” Global Policy Journal, January 2019.
“Philanthropy and the Nation-State in Global Health: The Gates Foundation in India,” Global Public Health, December 2017.
"Rethinking Prevention: Shifting Conceptualizations of Evidence and Intervention in South Africa’s AIDS epidemic," BioSocieties, August 2017.
“Birth in the Age of AIDS: Women Reproduction and HIV/AIDS in India,” Book review, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Summer 2015.
“The Right to Health as Right to Treatment: Shifting Conceptions of Public Health,” Social Research, Winter 2012.
“HIV/AIDS, Security and Conflict: New Realities, New Responses.” Introduction to special issue, co-authored with Alex de Waal and Jennifer Klot, Forced Migration Review, 2010.
“Explaining AIDS in South Africa: A Role for History,” Book review, BioSocieties 4(1), March 2009.
“Designing Epidemics: Models, Policymaking, and Global Foreknowledge in India’s AIDS Crisis,” Science and Public Policy 35(8), October 2008.
“Inventing Global Ecology,” Book review, Conservation and Society 2(1), January 2004.
Science and technology studies, global health, digital governance, biotechnology, postcolonial democracies, development, intellectual property, humanitarian emergencies, environmental politics, India, South Africa.