Maura Finkelstein is a broadly trained cultural anthropologist, who holds a Master's from Columbia University and a PhD from Stanford University. Throughout her work, she highlights questions of embodiment and experience: what does it feel like to live in a city, in a body, in the world? Her first book, The Archive of Loss: Lively Ruination in Mill Land Mumbai (Duke, 2019), argues that the temporal frame of the postindustrial city eclipses the experiences of contemporary industrial workers. She has also published on her research at the Dhanraj textile mill in City and Society and Anthropological Quarterly. Her current research explores futures of accessibility through therapeutic horseback riding, and is situated at the intersection of medical anthropology, disability studies/crip theory, and interspecies ethnography.
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