Senior Lecturer, Sociology
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Santi's academic background is in sociology and social anthropology. Her PhD (University of New South Wales, Sydney) was on women and the relations between religious communities in a Bangladeshi village. Her doctoral thesis was subsequently published as Purity and Communal Boundaries: Women and Social Change in a Bangladeshi Village.
She has continued to carry out research in Bangladesh, in areas including development studies, health (including childbirth and reproductive health), microfinance, and religion. A major recent project was on Religious Nationalism and Sustainability in the Asia Pacific Region. In recent years she has also carried out research with British Bangladeshis in the UK, including a project on genetics, religion and identity (2005-7). Her most recent ESRC-funded project (2008 onwards) is on Islam, young Bangladeshis, marriage and the family and involves field research in both Bangladesh and the UK.
Santi started her academic career at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Newcastle where she taught and researched for many years. She then moved to the UK and was a Reader at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, before taking up a position in January 2012 as Senior Lecturer at the School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania.
South Asian cultures, gender and development; Migration, religion (Islam in particular) and identity; Inter-communal relations; Medical sociology including reproductive health, genetics, and medical pluralism.
Authorised by the Interim Head of School, Social Sciences
15 October, 2012