Announcing New Faculty Hire – Dr. Mrinalini Tankha

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Anthropology Department has hired Dr. Mrinalini Tankha for our open position in applied socio-cultural anthropology.

Dr. Tankha specializes in economic and business anthropology, with interests in money, globalization, international development, urban social networks, technology, digital finance, and human-centered design. She does her research in Cuba, with a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Tankha received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2013, and she is currently serving as a post-doc at The Institute for MoneyTechnology & Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) at the University of California – Irvine.

Dr. Tankha will teach an online course, Anth 399: Anthropology of Development, during the first 4 weeks of Summer Term. We look forward to seeing her here in Portland on campus during the Fall Quarter.

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