Thalia Gigerenzer

Graduate Prize Fellow
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Thalia Gigerenzer is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology. Her research lies at the intersection of the anthropology of emotions, gender, Islam and the urban environment in South Asia. Her dissertation, “Coming of Age in the End Times: an Ethnnography of Muslim Women in Delhi,” examines the aspirations of a new generation of young, Muslim women at a time of intense political insecurity for Muslim communities in India today. Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Delhi, her dissertation documents how these young women strive for a life of vibrancy and variety as they seek out new experiences of work, romance and political action. Before starting her PhD, Thalia received a BA in South Asian Studies from the University of Chicago and an MA in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Thalia is also interested in multi-media storytelling. Before coming to Princeton, she worked as a journalist and sound artist, publishing in outlets such as the New York Times, National Public Radio and BBC Radio, among others.