Refereed Journal Articles

2020. “Time at its Margins: Cattle Smuggling at the India-Bangladesh Border,” Cultural Anthropology, Volume 35, No 4, pp 546–574.

2020. “Cultures of Repair: Cargo-Cycles and Kinship in Kolkata,” The Economic and Political Weekly, Review of Urban Affairs Volume LV, No 51, pp 34-39.

2020. “Prahlad and Shanta: the city’s madness,” Contemporary South Asia, Vol 28, No 4, pp 498-510 with Atreyee Sen.

2020.“Sounds of Trauma,” Commoning Ethnography, Vol 3, No 1, pp144 -151.

2020. “Territorial Ironies: Deservingness as a Struggle for Migrant Legitimacy in Belgium,” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, (with Masja van Meetren).

2019. “Danger and Difference: Tea-time at the Northeast India-Bangladesh border,” Modern Asian Studies, Vol 53, No 3, pp 846-873.

2017. “The Blue Urban: Coloring and Constructing KolkataCity Vol 21, No 5, pp 597- 606.

2017. “Life Cycle.” Transfers – Journal of Interdisciplinary Mobility Studies Vol 7, No 1, pp. 130-136.

2016. “Battles for the Golden Grain: Paddy Soldiers and the Making of the Northeast India–East Pakistan Border.Comparative Studies in Society and History Vol 58, No 3, pp 804-832.

2014. “Divided Bodies: Crossing the IndiaBangladesh border.” Economic and Political Weekly Vol 46, No13, pp 3135.

2012. “Through Metal Fences: Material Mobility and the Politics of Transnationality at Borders.” Mobilities Vol 8, No 1, pp 7089. 2011. “Mixing methods, Tasting Fingers: Notes on an Ethnographic Experiment.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory Vol 1, No 1, pp 221243. With Anna Mann, Annemarie Mol, Priya Satalkar, Amalinda Savirani, Nasima Selim, Malini Sur, and Emily Yates-Doerr


Refereed Book Chapters

2020. “Ambient Air: Kolkata’s Bicycle Politics and Post-Carbon Futures.” In Disastrous Times: Beyond Environmental Crisis in Urban Asia edited by Eli Elinoff and Tyson Vaughn, pp 65-83. Pennsylvania:  University of Pennsylvania Press. 

2018. “Borders of Integration: Paperwork between Bangladesh and Belgium.” In Borders and Mobility in South Asia and Beyond, edited by Reece Jones and Azmhery Ferdous, pp 207-228. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

2018. “Asia’s Gendered Borderlands.”  In Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands, edited by Alexander Horstman, Martin Saxer and Alexandro Rippa, pp 30-41. New York: Routledge.

2015. “Indelible Lines: Revisiting Partitions and Borders in Modern South Asia.” In Mobility in History Yearbook 6, edited by Kyle Shelton, Gijs Mom, Dhan Zunino Singh and Christiane Katz, pp 7078. New York: Berghan Books.

2012: “Introduction: Mobile Practices and Regimes of Permissiveness.” In Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities: Ethnographies of Human Mobility in Asia, edited by Barak Kalir and Malini Sur, pp 1126. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press with Barak Kalir and Willem van Schendel.

2012. “Bamboo Baskets and Barricades: Gendered Landscapes at the IndiaBangladesh Borderlands.” In Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities: Ethnographies of Human Mobility in Asia, edited by Barak Kalir and Malini Sur, pp 127-150. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.