PhD Candidate

Nikhita Mendis is a dual PhD student in Anthropology and Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago. She holds a BA in Middle East Studies at Brown University and an MPhil in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University. During her BA and MPhil, she conducted fieldwork with Sri Lankan migrant domestic workers in Beirut and explored questions of form, psychogeography, and postcoloniality. Currently, she is interested in questions of claim-making, Islamic legal reasoning, philosophy of action and language, and philosophical ethics. Her work is based in southern Spain.