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ISEK - Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies Social and Cultural Anthropology

Jenny Bentley

Jenny Bentley, Dr.

  • Associated researcher

Research interests

Belonging and ethnicity, religion and ritual, Indigenous knowledge, knowledge transfers and transformations, ecology and ontology, social movements, youth initiatives, anti-corruption, applied anthropology

Research region

Himalaya, India (Sikkim, Darjeeling/Kalimpong, West Bengal), Nepal (Kathmandu, Eastern Nepal)

Short bio

Jenny Bentley graduated from the University of Zürich in 2020 with a PhD Thesis on rituals, vulnerabilities and Indigenous belonging. She has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the southeastern Himalayas since 15 years. Additionally to academic contributions, she has been collaborating with a Sikkimese design agency in applied anthropology projects since 2010. These projects focus on knowledge transfer through modern media such as animation movies, story telling, interpretation centres, and ethnographic workshops. Further, based on current fieldwork, she co-authored publications of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre that inform and advise members of the development community (funders, NGOs) with regard to anti-corruption measures on a policy level.


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