Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
As a sociocultural and medical anthropologist, Anisha Chadha's research projects focus on illuminating relationships between those who have the power to produce and distribute biomedical technologies, and those who use, or whose lives are implicated in the use of, those technologies. Her current research focuses on the production of novel medical devices being created in Indian startup companies, aimed at reaching vast rural as well as urban populations with unmet clinical needs. Chadha is also a filmmaker trained in NYU’s culture and media program. Her first ethnographic documentary, Chains of Custody traced the delayed progression of rape kits through medical, laboratory and law enforcement institutions, and has screened at film festivals and as an educational resource.