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Sanghamitra Das

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PhD Student - Mentor: Ben Hurlbut, PhD and Lindsay Smith, PhD
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Biology (Biology and Society)
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Sanghamitra is a graduate student of the social studies of science, technology and medicine. Her sites of inquiry are the interfaces between biomedicine and society, particularly in the Global South. Sanghamitra's doctoral research is an ethnography of the biomedical management of rare genetic conditions in India with a focus on sickle cell disease in India. Her broader theoretical approach explores the different trajectories that biomedicine traces in its implementation in sites across the world, and how such implementations are imbricated with configurations of power, capital and agency.


2017. M. Phil. Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

2014. M. Sc. Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Research Interests: 

Genetics and Biomedical Technologies

Sickle Cell Disease

Science and Technology Studies

Medical Anthropology

Bioethics and Science Policy

Feminist Theory


Science and Citizenship

Epistemic Justice


Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 312Bioethics
PHI 320Bioethics