Amun Chaudhary

Amun Chaudhary is a double anthropology and political science major at Middlebury (‘23.5) with a passion for performance, media, and the body. She is originally from Karachi, Pakistan and Dubai, UAE. In spring 2022, Amun studied abroad with the Middlebury College-CMRS Oxford Humanities Program at Keble College, University of Oxford. Amun has been a member of The Body Online since summer 2020, when she began research on digital feminism and political agency among Pakistani social media influencers. Since 2021, she has worked on Professor Bright’s ethnographic study of school nurses and student health in Vermont. In summer 2022, she was awarded a spot at the UNH and Mellon Foundation Summer Public Humanities Institute. In 2022-23, she is a Project Fellow with Professor Bright's UNH/Mellon funded project for culturally responsive student health. Amun is trained in the dance form Kathak and, as part of her senior thesis research, plans to develop her knowledge of dance and its history by exploring it through decolonial theory and ethnographic methods, as she has done in previous research on intimacy, relationships, and dating in Pakistan. Amun is committed to antiracist intersectional feminist praxis and its application in public anthropology, public humanities, and BIPOC and international youth wellness.

Amun Chaudhary