Educational Background

  • B.A., Wesleyan University
  • Ph.D., Cornell University

Scholarly Interests

  • borders
  • state formation
  • South Asia (particularly Bangladesh)
  • international development
  • humanitarianism
  • ethnography
  • agrarian change
  • contemporary and classical social theory

Selected Publications

Forthcoming. "Narrating Boundaries: Framing and Contesting Suffering, Community, and Belonging Along the India-Bangladesh Border." Political Geography.

2012. "Histories of Belonging(s): Narrating Territory, Possession, and Dispossession at the India- Bangladesh Border." Modern Asian Studies. 46:3. 527-558. To be reprinted in Borderlands in South Asia: People, State, and Nation at the Margins. Edited by David Gellner. Forthcoming. Duke University Press

2010. Cons, J and K. Paprocki. "Contested Credit Landscapes: Microcredit, Self-Help, and Self- Determination in Rural Bangladesh." Third World Quarterly. Volume 31, No. 4. 637-654.


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