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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dr Alice Tilche

BA (SOAS), Msc (Oxford), PhD (SOAS)

Overview

Alice Tilche
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Name:
Dr Alice Tilche
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4786
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
4408

Teaching

Theory in Anthropology (Tutor)

Research

My research combines an interest in the fields of material culture and museum studies, South Asian anthropology, development studies and the politics and cultures of indigeneity.

Focussing on the development of an Adivasi (‘Tribal’) Museum in rural Gujarat, my PhD thesis examined the relationship between ‘art making’ and the making and mobilisation of an Adivasi identity. This research both focussed on the politics of representation taking place within the Museum while using the Museum as a lens to understand broader issues regarding the marginalisation of Adivasis and the particular economic, political and cultural challenges they face. This also included an analysis of the complex transnational networks of actors and institutions that go into the making, expression and performance of ‘Adivasi' customs and identities in contemporary India.

My current research (2011-2014) is part of the ESRC funded project RURAL CHANGE AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE IN POST-COLONIAL INDIA: A COMPARATIVE 'RESTUDY' OF F.G. BAILEY, ADRIAN C. MAYER AND DAVID F. POCOCK

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Experience

Regional expertise: Gujarat

Available for
  • TV
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Short Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
  • India
Languages
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Publications