Position: PhD candidate in Anthropology
Research Interests: anthropology; social class; elites; power and privilege; masculinity; economic anthropology; Pakistan; South Asia.
The Business Elite: the Creation and Protection of Privilege and Power in Pakistan
‘Blurred lines: Business and partying among Pakistan’s elite,’ Tanqeed: A Magazine of Politics and Culture, February 2015.
Available at: http://www.tanqeed.org/2015/02/blurred-lines-business-and-partying-among-pakistans-elite/
‘Seeking accountability and failing to find it,’ East Asia Forum, Australian National University, 2013.
Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/09/17/seeking-accountability-and-failing-to-find-it/
‘Is there a role for foreign development assistance in middle income Asia?,’ DevPolicyBlog, Australian National University, 2013.
Available at: http://devpolicy.org/is-there-a-role-for-foreign-development-assistance-in-middle-income-asia-20130718/
‘Pakistan’s Transition to Substantive Democracy,’ East Asia Forum, Australian National University, 2013.
Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/04/13/pakistans-democracy-is-yet-to-be-substantive/
‘Why Are 10 Million Women Missing from Pakistan’s Electoral Rolls?,’ In Asia, The Asia Foundation, 2012.
Available at: http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2012/04/04/why-are-10-million-women-missing-from-pakistans-electoral-rolls/
‘At U.S.-Islamic World Forum, Turbulent Middle East Examined for Implications for Muslims across Globe,’ In Asia, The Asia Foundation 2011.
Available at: http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2011/04/13/at-u-s-islamic-world-forum-turbulent-middle-eastexamined-for-implications-for-muslims-across-globe/
‘Sweet Words in Cairo,’ In Asia, The Asia Foundation 2009.
Available at: http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2009/06/10/sweet-words-in-cairo/
‘Cops, Crime, and Working with Women,’ In Asia, The Asia Foundation 2009.
Available at: http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2009/03/04/cops-crime-and-working-with-women/
'Safety, Security and Accessible Justice: Participatory Approaches to Law and Justice Reform in Papua New Guinea', Pacific Islands Policy, East-West Center 2008. Monograph. [Author listed as: Rosita MacDonald]
Available at: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications/search-for-publications/browse-alphabetic-listof-titles/?class_call=view&pub_ID=2715
Academic Conferences and Invited Lectures
‘The value of South Asian studies: looking up from down under,’ Roundtable Public Lecture, South Asia Research Institute, Australian National University. March 24, 2015. Keynote speaker: Ashis Nandy, Center for the Study of Developing Societies