Dr. Vibha Joshi Parkin, 2009-2011
Vibah Joshi is now at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Tübingen University.
Vibha Joshi Parkin joined the Institute as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow from November, 2009 to October, 2011. She obtained her D.Phil. in Social Anthropology from Oxford University in 2002. Her doctoral thesis was about interaction between Christian and non-Christian Angami Naga with special reference to traditional healing practices. She has worked with the Naga since 1985 and has conducted several projects that also include research on Naga material culture and museum collections in northeastern India and elsewhere which was funded by the British Academy, London and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, New York. Her main interests are on the effects of religious change and colonial experience on the present day global networks of Naga Christianity, including their social organisation and material culture. She guest-curated a major exhibition on the Naga at the Museum der Kulturen Basel.