Natasha Raheja is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University and will join the Department as an Assistant Professor in 2020. She holds a PhD in Anthropology and a graduate Certificate in Culture and Media from New York University, where she trained in filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts; an MA in Asian Cultures in Languages from the University of Texas at Austin; and bachelors degrees in Biology and Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Natasha’s research focuses on migration, movement, and belonging across the India-Pakistan border. Her research is supported by grants from the American Institute for Indian Studies, The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and the US Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Program. She is the director of Cast in India, a documentary film about the making of NYC manhole covers. The film has screened at colleges and festivals nationally and internationally.