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Nafis Aziz Hasan



Contact Information

Email    nafishasan@ucla.edu
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Fields of Study

Sociocultural Anthropology

Research

Anthropology of the state; anthropology of bureaucracy; anthropology of organizations; techno-politics; south Asia; India; writing and orality; STS; network ethnography; critical data studies; govTech; smart cities; public policy, gender and bureaucracy; land records management

Publications

Hasan, N. (Forthcoming). Frustrated Encounters. In Urban Studies Inside-Out: Theory, Method, Practice. (Eds.) Leitner, H., Peck, J., & Sheppard, E. Chicago: SAGE.

Hasan, N. (Forthcoming). Keyword: Smart Cities. In Urban Studies Inside-Out: Theory, Method, Practice. (Eds.) Leitner, H., Peck, J., & Sheppard, E. Chicago: SAGE.

Hasan, N. (Forthcoming). Keyword: Global Cities. In Urban Studies Inside-Out: Theory, Method, Practice. (Eds.) Leitner, H., Peck, J., & Sheppard, E. Chicago: SAGE.

Hasan, Nafis. A. (2019, February 16). How digitising land management has taken away its socio-physical identity. The Wire. Retrieved from https://thewire.in/

Hasan, Nafis. (2019, February). Et fingeraftryk til fremtiden (translated from English). Prosa. Nr. 01/02//2019. 14-23

Hasan, Nafis. (2018, Jan 20). Meghalaya’s ‘anti-railway protests’ highlight complexities of the development discourse. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. 53, Issue No.3. Retrieved from https://www.epw.in/

Hasan, Nafis. (2017, August 6). Is protesting against development stupid? Raiot. Retrieved from http://www.raiot.in/

Hasan, Nafis. (2017, February 8). Digital governance in India’s northeast – the case of Aadhaar in Tripura. Raiot. Retrieved from http://www.raiot.in/

Hasan, Nafis. A. (2016, August 21). [Review of the book The camera as witness: a social history of mizoram, northeast India, by J. L. K Pachuau & S. Willem]. American Anthropologist, 118(3), 635-637

Hasan, Nafis. A. (2014, December 25). [Review of the book Good Governance: never on India’s radar, by M. Godbole and Turning point: the road to good governance by T.S.R. Subramanian]. Biblio: a review of books, Vol XIX Nos. 9&10, 28(1), 116-117

Hasan, Nafis. A. (2014, Sep-Oct). What is good governance? [Review of the book Corruption and reform in India: public services in the digital age, by J. Bussell]. Governance, 28(1), 15-16

Hasan, N. (2012). The idea of Tripura: a case of digital governance. In In the wake of Aadhaar: the digital ecosystem of governance in India. (Eds.) Rajadhyaksha, A. Bangalore: Center for the Study of Culture and Society.

Grants and Awards

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Junior Fellowship (2019)

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2019)

UCLA Department of Anthropology Fieldwork Grant (2019)

Social Science Research Council Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (2018)

UCLA International Institute Fieldwork Fellowship (2018)

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2018)

Morgan Scholar, University of Rochester (2017)

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2017)

UCLA Department of Anthropology Summer Fieldwork Grant (2017)

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Summer Language Fellowship (2016)

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2016)

UCLA Department of Anthropology Summer Fieldwork Grant (2016)

UCLA Edward Pauley Fellowship (2015)

Conference Presentations

2019  Digitizing Government at The Software State, School of Liberal Studies, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, 19 January

2018 Exploring the Legal Identity of Land in the Context of a Digital Disruption at Multi-Dimensionalizing Land, Global Challenges Research Fund and the Oxford Department of International Development, 20-21 December

2017 Exposure and Concealment – Electronic Governance in The Making of Bangalore at the American Ethnological Association Meetings, Stanford University March 31-April 1

2016 Re-imagining the State: the Unique Identity (UID) project and Northeast India, at the First Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on South Asia, UCLA May 12

2015 – Securing Property Titles through Biometric Technology, at the Land and Poverty Conference

2015, World Bank, Washington DC, March 23-27

2014 Teacher Training – Observations from Khelo Seekho Yadgir, Sahmanthana, Azim Premji Foundation, Yadgir, July 25

2014 Bureaucracy in the era of E-Governance: Observations from Karnataka at the International Conference on Technology, Accountability and Democracy in South Asia and Beyond organized by Stanford University and the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India. January 17-18

2013 Governance Reforms and Welfare – A study of Karnataka Guarantee of Services to Citizens Act, at the Second Azim Premji University International Conference on Law, Governance and Development: Right to Welfare, Work, Food and Education, Bangalore, India. August 2-3 2013

2012 Speaker at Digital Deliberations: UID Project and its Focus on Homelessness, A CSCS-NIAS Urban Research and Policy Programme Initiative, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 16 July

2011 Presentation (along with Dr. Ashish Rajadhyaksha), of the Identity Project interim field insights to Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India, Bangalore, 19 November

2011 Designate Student Respondent at a seminar with Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, 8 February

Advisors

Akhil Gupta

Christopher Kelty

Jessica Cattelino

Degrees

MBA, ICFAI University, India
BS., Bangalore University, India