Prof. Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

Curriculum Vitae

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi is a guest in 2024. Parvis was born in the former “West-Berlin” in a divided Germany, and spent early childhood in Montréal, Paris, and Berlin. He is associate professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. He is the author of Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India (Princeton University Press) and Muslimische Heilige in Gujarat: Sufismus, Synkretismus, und Praxis im westlichen Indien (ECA), and editor of Violence: Ethnographic Encounters (Berg Press). In recent years, he has published on Stimmung (moods), mutual belonging, incorporation, and erotic apprehensions of Syrian newcomers to Berlin after 2015 in collaboration with anthropologist John Borneman. Currently, he is completing an ethnographic monograph on proverbs, prayer and possession among the Fatehvadi Pathan, a community in Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India.

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