PhD Candidate

Nikhita Mendis is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. She earned 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 infrastructure, form, ethical self-cultivation, place-making, and postcoloniality. Her current work examines Moorish agricultural practices amongst permaculture-based Muslim communities in southern Spain.