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Trishna Senapaty


Trishna’s current research project deals with prisons, practices of incarceration and the legal-carceral interface in India.  She is particularly interested in understanding how punishments, articulated through principles of exceptionality affect incarcerated populations and the communities they belong to.

Her work with the Death Penalty Research Project based in the National Law University Delhi, prior to joining the Graduate program, has helped immensely in framing her current research questions. She has an Mphil and a Master’s in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of Delhi. 



Socio-cultural anthropology, Political violence, Prisons, Anthropology of the state, Law, India 


  • Anthropology