Visiting & Regular Faculty
Naveeda Khan is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She completed her M.A in Anthropology from the New School for Research in New York and her PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University in New York.
Her research is located at the intersections of the study of material environments, temporality, and the everyday. A focus on urban built forms, their symbolization and everyday use served as the springboard for transitioning from her dissertation and postdoctoral research to her first book, which explores how the Islamic tradition and the aspiration to strive together shape collective projects in Pakistan. Her most recent research shifts location and focuses to examine rural and riverine environments in Bangladesh as they intersect with multiple possible futures, including the temporalities of everyday life, those of material substances such as riverine flows and silt sedimentation, and the crisis-inflected future of climate change.