Raminder Kaur is an anthropologist and an interdisciplinary scholar in Cultural Studies and International Development based at the University of Sussex. She is also a scriptwriter and artistic director of Sohaya Visions. www.sohayavisions.com/our-story
Raminder has conducted fieldwork in India, Pakistan and Britain, and often channels her research into creative projects in theatre, film and other artforms. She combines her research with collaborative projects including students as with her co-edited journal special issue, https://darkmatter-hub.pubpub.org/pub/zey8w4vo/release/1 various sections in HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/issue/view/hau11.1 and agenda-setting articles such as combining ethnography with graphic narratives https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/var.12172 and developing a new framework for a ‘fifth cinema’ www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09528822.2018.1546452?journalCode=ctte20 She initiated a film symposium so as to place film at the heart of discussions on ethnography. www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/1745 and has written her ethnographic research into accessible blogs www.sussex.ac.uk/research/projects/pilgrimonics/
She has also sought to work with marginalised communities and global majorities in academic and creative projects as with the co-curation of the website and exhibition, Gender and Intersectionality in Indian and Diasporic (GRID) Heritage www.gridheritage,com, a film connected to her co-authored book based on ethnographic research with a former interlocutor, Adventure Comics and Youth Cultures in India, www.sohayavisions.com/dishoomindia supervision of research-based artistic projects, www.sussex.ac.uk/research/projects/co-power/ including writing scripts, www.omnibus-clapham.org/breadth/ and human rights theatre based on verbatim testimonies www.sohayavisions.com/breaktheirlineage
She is co-editing an open access, multi-modal book on ethnographic and ground-up views on nuclear issues to be published in 2024. Her contribution is an audio-visual essay based on her fieldwork in India.