Ram Natarajan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Johns Hopkins University; MA New York University; PhD New York University

Research Areas: Violence; Non-Violence; Memory; Trauma; Law; Literature; Translation; Argentina; India


Ram Natarajan earned a BA in The Writing Seminars and in Latin American Studies from Johns Hopkins University (with honors) and a MA and PhD in Anthropology from New York University. His research, teaching interests, and publications concern law, trauma, violence, memory, race, and literature. He is currently finishing a book manuscript on the afterlives of violence in Argentina and starting a new project on non-violence and India.

The Andrew Mellon Foundation/Social Sciences Research Council, the Fulbright-Hays Program, the National Sciences Foundation, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation have funded his research. Before joining NYUAD, he was a Mellon Fellow at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, The University of Cambridge, and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The University of Arkansas.

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