Kathleen D. Hall

Past Director, South Asia Center
Associate Professor, Education & Anthropology

Kathleen Hall is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education with a secondary appointment in the Department of Anthropology. She is a member of the Graduate Group in South Asia Studies. Dr. Hall received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago. She is the author of Lives in Translation: Sikh Youth as British Citizens. Her research has focused on the politics of cultural citizenship among the South Asian diaspora in the United Kingdom and the United States, and more recently on K-12 area studies teaching and efforts to internationalize education in the UK and the US. Dr. Hall has been a Fulbright Fellow, a Spencer Dissertation Fellow, a National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Salzburg Seminar Fellow.

Selected Publications: 

Hall, K. (n.d.) Security and the Risk Management State: British Anti-Terrorism Policies Post 7/7. Forthcoming in Carol Greenhouse, ed. Politics, Publics, Personhood: New Ethnographies at the Limits of Neoliberalism. Hall, K. (2005). Science, Globalization and Educational Governance: The Political Rationalities of the New Managerialism. The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Special edition on Globalization and Education, 12, 1 (Winter): 153-182.

Hall, K. ( 2004). “The Ethnography of Imagined Communities: The Cultural Production of Sikh Ethnicity in Britain.” In Elijah Anderson, Scott Brooks, Raymond Gunn & Nikki Jones, eds. Being Here and Being There: Fieldwork Encounters and Ethnographic Discoveries. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

Hall, K. (2002). “Asserting ‘Needs’ and Claiming ‘Rights’: The Cultural Politics of ‘Minority’ Language Education in Britain.” Language, Identity and Education, vol. 1, no. 2. (Invited submission for inaugural volume)