Anthropology of Public Policy, Medical Anthropology, Political Economy, Governance and Neo-Liberalism, Urban Anthropology
South Asia, India
Smriti Sharma is a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich (UZH). She obtained her Bachelors (B.A) and Masters (M.A) in Sociology from University of Delhi and Ambedkar University Delhi respectively. She has recently been awarded with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Sociology from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. As a part of her MPhil dissertation titled, ‘The Politics of Public-Private Partnership in Healthcare: A Study of Dengue Epidemic in Delhi’, she did an extensive review and a critical analysis of existing literature on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in healthcare in India. She also did fieldwork with public health officials and private diagnostic clinics in Delhi to understand the politics of PPPs within dengue prevention and control. At ISEK, she is currently working on the project ‘Visions of the Social: The Transformation of State Planning in Post-Colonial India’ under the supervision of Prof. Dr Johannes Quack and Dr Sandra Bärnreuther.