Natasha Raheja

By: Staff,  A&S Communications
August 20, 2020

Name and title:

Natasha Raheja Assistant Professor, Anthropology  

Academic focus:

Documentary, ethnographic film, migration, borders, bureaucracy, nationalism, South Asia

Current research project: 

A book manuscript, "From Minority to Majority: Pakistani Hindu Claims to Indian Citizenship," and companion documentary and short film series on borders and belonging 

Previous positions:

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University, 2018-2020

Academic background:

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, New York University, 2018
  • M.A., Asian cultures and languages, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • B.S., Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • B.A., Asian studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Last book read:

"In Other Rooms, Other Wonders" by Daniyal Mueenuddin

In your own time/when not working:

Gardening, cycling, lakeside picnics 

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Ethnographic film theory and history, Documentary Production, Borders and Belonging 

What most excites you about Cornell:

Extensive resources for research, interdisciplinary connections, and scenic location


  Natasha Raheja