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Shivani Kaul

Shivani is Lecturer in Anthropology at Royal Thimphu College, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, and part of the Global Future Health ERC research team. Shivani grew up in Delhi and the midwestern US. Her family background and conflict transformation work in Delhi/Kashmir as a WISCOMP Scholar of Peace ground her interdisciplinary research interests in how historical trauma, science, and technology shape women and children’s bodies, well-being, and liberation – particularly in the Himalayan region. Shivani completed a PgCert in Mental health and wellbeing from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust alongside an MRes in Anthropology (2018) from University College London on young women’s changing body norms and beauty ideals in Bhutan, after teaching media studies in the Royal University of Bhutan. She previously earned an MA in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, worked at Harvard Medical School on global health equity research, and completed a BA in South Asia Studies and Political Science from Wellesley College.