Haley Duschinski's interests include violence, war, and militarization; human rights; theories of exclusion; transitional justice; and rule of law in cross-cultural contexts, with special attention to South Asia. She is particularly interested in the circulation and localization of concepts of rights and rule of law and the legal production of political consequences in conflict and post-conflict societies. Her current ethnographic project examines contested meanings and formations of human rights that are emerging at the local level in Kashmir Valley in the context of the ongoing peace process in India and Pakistan. Her scholarship has appeared in Anthropological Quarterly, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Cultural Studies, International Journal of Hindu Studies, and the Indian human rights magazine Combat Law. Her courses include Anthropology of Violence and Peace, Anthropology of Human Rights, Anthropology for Social Change, Cultures of South Asia, and Applied Anthropology, and she is Director of the Anthropology Internship Program at OU. Dr. Duschinski received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina. She is 2007 recipient of the University Professor Award, and 2009 recipient of the Graselli Brown Teaching Award.
- Ph.D. at Harvard University (2004)
- Violence, War, & Militarization
- Human Rights
- Peace & Justice
- Theories of Exclusion
- Rule of Law
- Applied Anthropology
- Public Anthropology
GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
- Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award, College of Arts & Sciences, 2009
- Distinguished Service Award, Office of National Competitive Students (ONCA), 2008
- University Professor Award, 2007
COURSES RECENTLY TAUGHT
- Anth 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- Anth 340: Applied Anthropology
- Anth 353/553: Anthropology of Violence and Peace
- Anth 376/576: Culture Contact and Change
- Anth 380/580: Cultures of South Asia
- UP 450S: Anthropology of Human Rights
- UP 451S: Anthropology for Social Change
Articles & Chapters
Duschinski, Haley. 2010. “Reproducing Regimes of Impunity: Fake Encounters and the Informalization of
Everyday Violence in Kashmir Valley.” Cultural Studies 24(1): 110-32.
Duschinski, Haley. 2009. “Destiny Effects: Militarization, State Power, and Punitive Containment in
Kashmir Valley.” Anthropological Quarterly 82(3): 691-718.
Duschinski, Haley. 2008. “‘Survival Is Now Our Politics’: Kashmiri Hindu Community Identity and the Politics of Homeland.” International Journal of Hindu Studies 12(1): 41-64.
Duschinski, Haley. 2008. “Community Identity of Kashmiri Hindus in the United States,” in Emerging Voices: The Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans, ed. Huping Ling. Rutgers: Rutgers University Press.
Duschinski, Haley. 2007. “‘India Displacing Indians for the Sake of India’: Kashmiri Hindu Migrant Vendors
and the Secular State.” Political and Legal Anthropology Review 30(1): 90-108.