Amulya earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, graduating Phi Beta Kappa as a Student Marshal of her class in 2010. Inspired by the many ethical issues that arose during her bachelor’s thesis research on HIV in India, she pursued a fellowship in the Department of Bioethics at National Institutes of Health. There, she spent two years developing collaborative papers with philosophers and legal scholars. Amulya is now a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Her current research considers the relationship between marriage, caste, and inequality in South India.
At Harvard, Amulya has taught discussion sections on topics ranging from classical social theory to histories of ancestry in the United States, to gender studies, to race and caste. She was awarded the Harvard Bok Center’s Distinction in Teaching Award twice for her instruction. In her capacity as Research Officer at Harvard’s Science, Religion, and Culture Program, she worked one on one with Masters’ students as they developed research projects into conference papers. She is especially passionate about helping students link their studies to sociopolitical issues.
Despite growing up in sun-soaked California, Amulya has transferred her loyalties to the great state of Maine. On any given day, you can find her reading sci fi and/or fantasy, playing a Strat-style electric guitar, or walking the woods of the Southern Maine coast.