Bani Gill


Bani Gill is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the PEAK Urban Programme.

She completed her PhD at the University of Copenhagen in 2019.  Situated at the intersection of Anthropology, Migration Studies, and South Asia Studies, her doctoral work explored contemporary practices of transnational mobility from the African continent to Delhi, India. Her current Postdoctoral research explores transnational networks, place making practices, and adaptable constellations of work, worship, and leisure through which African migrants experience, curate and transform the city of Delhi.

Her research interests include South- South migration, Africa- India connections, race, gender, urbanization, informal transnational economies, and the anthropology of law, bureaucracy, and the state. Alongside ethnographic fieldwork, she has also explored methodologies of visual storytelling and collaborative semi fictional writing.

She currently serves as Executive Committee Member of the Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues Network (ESPMI) and is on the editorial board of Refugee Review.

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