Dr Chandana Mathur



Ph.D. in Anthropology, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School for Social Research, New York, U.S.A.

M.A. in Sociology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

B.A. (Honours) in Economics, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India.


September 2003 – present

Lecturer, Dept. of Anthropology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Since its launch in 2005, Coordinator of the department’s Anthropology and Development Postgraduate Programme.

May 2000 – June 2003

Consultant, Information Support Unit, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York.



edited, with Deana Heath

Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and Its Diaspora (2011: Routledge, London and New York), in the book series Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories, series editor: Gyanendra Pandey.

Articles and Book Chapters

“The International Medical Commission on Bhopal: Rewriting the Experience of Bhopal Victims into the Professional Literature”. In Irish Journal of Anthropology Volume 9 (1) 2006 pp. 19-23.

with Ward Morehouse

“Twice-poisoned Bhopal: Notes on the Continuing Aftermath of the World’s Worst Industrial Disaster”. In International Labor and Working-Class History no. 62, 2002, pp. 69-75.

“Transformation as Usual?: The Meanings of a Changing Labour Process for Indiana Aluminium Workers”. In Critique of Anthropology vol. 18 no.3 (September 1998) pp. 263-277. Special issue: Critiquing Flexible Labour.


Chair, Anthropological Association of Ireland.

Steering committee member, Development Studies Association of Ireland.

Co-Chair, Global Issues Task Force of the World Council of Anthropological Associations.

Trustee, Bhopal Medical Appeal.

Member, Panel of Reviewers, Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.

External research associate, Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin.

NUI Maynooth Representative, Irish-African Partnership for ResearchCapacityBuilding.

Member, Consortium Executive, Combat Diseases of Povety Consortium, NUI Maynooth.

Research associate, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, NUI Maynooth.

External examiner, Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Dublin(2006-9).

Book reviews editor, Irish Journal of Anthropology.

Member of Social Science Committee of the Royal Irish Academy