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Haley Duschinski

Dr. Haley Duschinski, portrait
Associate Professor of Anthropology
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Education

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2004

Research & Specialization

  • Violence, Power and War
  • Human Rights, Law and Justice
  • Law and Society
  • South Asia

About Haley Duschinski

Dr. Haley Duschinski is an associate professor of Anthropology at Ohio University (Ph.D. Anthropology, Harvard University, 2004). She is a legal and political anthropologist with research specializations in law and society; violence, war, and power; critical Indigenous studies and settler colonial studies; human rights and international justice; and militarization and impunity in South Asia, with a focus on Kashmir. She has conducted field research on these themes in Kashmir, India, Cambodia, and Geneva.

Duschinski has co-edited Resisting Occupation in Kashmir (U Penn Press 2018), The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies (Routledge 2022), and the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook of New Directions in Kashmir Studies (Palgrave, expected 2023). She has also co-edited special issues of the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law on comparative studies of occupation (2018), Critique of Anthropology on occupation and settler colonialism (2020), and Himalaya on war and suffering in Kashmir (2020). Her research has appeared in academic journals such as Social & Legal Studies, Political & Legal Anthropology Review, Critique of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Race & Class, Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Memory Studies, Anthropology Today, Interventions, Himalaya, and Anthropological Quarterly, among others. In August 2020, she co-edited the virtual series A Year of Siege: Politics of Annexation and Settler Colonialism in Kashmir as part of the Speaking Justice to Power series of the Association of Political & Legal Anthropology (APLA).

Duschinski is a founding member of the Critical Kashmir Studies collective and an active member of the Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Advocacy Network (KSCAN). She presented expert testimony on Kashmir at the US congressional hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in November 2019 as well as several briefings for the State Department, Congress, and UN Special Rapporteurs. She has carried out research and advocacy in consultation and collaboration with the Jammu & Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), Stand With Kashmir (SWK), Americans for Kashmir (A4K), and the Kashmir Law & Justice Project (KLJP).

Watch Haley Duschinski’s oral testimony at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on “Jammu and Kashmir in Context” (starts at 1:05:12).

As Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture from 2013-2020, Duschinski oversaw the development, expansion and institutionalization of various undergraduate and graduate programs, including collaborations with units across campus. She founded the M.A. program in Law, Justice & Culture, including both Athens Campus and eCampus pathways, and served as CLJC Graduate Director from 2018-present. Duschinski has provided active service to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, most notably as Anthropology Coordinator from 2013-2017 (including chairing four tenure-track search committees) and currently as Anthropology BRICKS Coordinator. She is Chair-Elect of the President’s University International Council and recently served as Chair of the Provost’s university-wide Global Curriculum Committee.

​Duschinski directed the Spring Break Study Abroad Program on Human Rights, Law & Justice in Northern Ireland annually from 2013-2020. She has ​won various teaching awards including Presidential Teaching Award (2014-2017), Outstanding Tutor Award 2010-(2011), Graselli-Brown Teaching Award (2009-2010), and University Professor Award (2007-2008). She has been awarded the Ohio University Research Council Award and the Baker Award to support her research, as well as two 1804 Fund Awards to support new globally-focused program development.

Duschinski provides active service to the profession. From 2018-present, she has served on the board of the Consortium for Undergraduate Law & Justice Programs (CULJP). She is currently completing a two-year term as CULJP Vice President. She regularly organizes research and service panels at the Law & Society Association Annual Meetings. She has served on-site as a National Review Panelist for the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and the National Security Education Program.  

Selected Publications

Duschinski, Haley, Mona Bhan, and Cabeiri Robinson. 2023, expected. Under Contract. The Palgrave Handbook of New Directions in Kashmir Studies. New York: Palgrave. In preparation.

Bhan, Mona, Haley Duschinski, and Deepti Misri. 2022. The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies. New York: Routledge. Forthcoming.

Duschinski, Haley and Mona Bhan. 2022. “Third World Imperialism and Kashmir’s Sovereignty Trap.” In The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies, 323-340. New York: Routledge. Forthcoming.

Bhan, Mona, Haley Duschinski, and Deepti Misri. 2022. “Critical Kashmir Studies: Settler Occupations and the Persistence of Resistance.” In The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies, 1-16. New York: Routledge. Forthcoming.

Ghosh, Shrimoyee Nandini and Haley Duschinski. 2022. “The Writ of Liberty in the Courts of Kashmir.” In The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies, 115-126. New York: Routledge. Forthcoming.

Duschinski, Haley and Inshah Malik, Guest Editors. 2020. Special Issue of Himalaya on “War and Suffering in Kashmir.”

Ghosh, Shrimoyee Nandini and Haley Duschinski. 2020. "The Grid of Indefinite Incarceration: Everyday Legality and Paperwork Warfare in Indian-Controlled Kashmir." Critique of Anthropology 40(3): 364–384.

Bhan, Mona and Haley Duschinski. 2020. “Occupations in Context: The Cultural Logics of Occupation, Settler Violence, and Resistance.” Introduction to Special Issue of Critique of Anthropology 40(3): 285-297.

Hoffman, Bruce and Haley Duschinski. 2020. "Between Freedom and Justice: Popular Protest and Jurisdictional Contestation of Militarized Governance in Indian-Controlled Kashmir." Social & Legal Studies 29(5): 650–678.

Duschinski, Haley, Mona Bhan, Ather Zia, and Cynthia Mahmood, editors. 2018. Resisting Occupation in Kashmir. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Bhan, Mona, Haley Duschinski, and Ather Zia. 2018. “’Rebels of the Streets: Violence, Protest and Freedom in Kashmir,” in Resisting Occupation in Kashmir, edited by Haley Duschinski, Mona Bhan, Ather Zia, and Cynthia Mahmood. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Duschinski, Haley and Bruce Hoffman. 2018. “Contesting Law, Contesting the State: Jurisdictional Authority of the Majlis-e-Mushawarat of Kashmir,” in Resisting Occupation in Kashmir, edited by Haley Duschinski, Mona Bhan, Ather Zia, and Cynthia Mahmood. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Duschinski, Haley and Mona Bhan. 2017. “Law Containing Violence: Critical Ethnographies of Occupation and Resistance.” Introduction to Special Issue of Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 49(3): 253-267.

Duschinski, Haley and Shrimoyee Nandini Ghosh. 2017. “Constituting the Occupation: Preventive Detention and Permanent Emergency in Kashmir.” Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 49(3): 314-337.

Hamrick, Ellie and Haley Duschinski. 2017. “Enduring Injustice: Memory Politics and Namibia’s Genocide Reparations Movement.” Memory Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1750698017693668.

Hoffman, Bruce and Haley Duschinski. 2014. Contestations over Law, Power and Representation in Kashmir Valley. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 16(4): 501-530.

Duschinski, Haley. 2013. “New Ethnographies of International Justice.” Essay review of Culture under Cross-Examination by Tim Kelsall, Public Justice and the Anthropology of Law by Ronald Niezen, and Localizing Transitional Justice by Rosalind Shaw and Lars Waldorf. Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 199-207.

Duschinski, Haley and Bruce Hoffman. 2011. “On the Frontlines of the Law: Legal Advocacy and Political Protest by Lawyers in Contested Kashmir.” Anthropology Today 27(5): 8-12.

Duschinski, Haley and Bruce Hoffman. 2011. “Everyday Violence, Institutional Denial, and Struggles for Justice in Kashmir.” Race & Class 52(4): 44-70.

Duschinski, Haley. 2010. “Reproducing Regimes of Impunity: Fake Encounters and the Informalization of Violence in Kashmir Valley.” Cultural Studies 24(1): 110-132.

Duschinski, Haley. 2009. “Destiny Effects: Militarization, State Power, and Punitive Containment in Kashmir Valley.” Anthropological Quarterly 82(3): 691-718.

Duschinski, Haley. 2008. “Try Out Participatory Justice.” In Combat Law: The Human Rights & Law Bimonthly (India) 7(4): July-August, 43-45.

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. 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.

Teaching Awards

  • Presidential Teacher 2014-2017
  • Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award 2009-10
  • University Professor 2007-08

Courses Taught

  • Proseminar in Law, Justice & Culture (LJC 6000) -- MA
  • Research Methods in Law, Justice & Culture (LJC 6500) -- MA
  • Research Capstone in Law, Justice & Culture (LJC 6800) -- MA
  • Core Course in Law, Justice & Culture (LJC 2000) – Lower Level UG
  • Breaking the Law (CAS 2500) – Lower Level UG
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1010) – Lower Level UG
  • Human Rights, Law & Justice (ANTH 4620/5620) – Upper Level UG / MA
  • Anthropology of Violence and Peace (ANTH 3530/5530) – Upper Level UG / MA
  • Cultures of South Asia (ANTH 3800/5800) – Upper Level UG / MA
  • Applied Anthropology (ANTH 3400) – Upper Level UG / MA
  • Imagining International Justice (HC 2900) – Lower Level UG
  • Anthropology of Human Rights (UP 450S) – Upper Level UG