Tara Suri

Graduate Prize Fellow
2020-2021
Email Address: 
tsuri@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
Dickinson Hall, Room 129

Tara Suri is a PhD candidate studying modern South Asia in the Department of History and a certificate student in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation examines the politics of rhesus monkey export from South Asia over the twentieth century. By tracing the making of the macaque into a biomedical commodity deemed essential for modeling human bodily capacities, the project considers the postcolonial remaking of human/non-human borders. The project draws together her interests in histories of decolonization and the Cold War, sociolegal studies, and feminist, queer, and postcolonial science and technology studies. Tara received an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College and an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Before coming to Princeton, she worked at the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.