Anila Daulatzai

Anila Daulatzai is a socio-cultural anthropologist and the Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught in prisons and universities across three continents, and has been conducting research in Afghanistan as well as with Afghan refugees in Pakistan since 1995. Between 2006 and 2013 she carried out ethnographic fieldwork in Kabul and taught at Kabul University and at the American University of Afghanistan. Her past and current research projects look at widowhood, heroin use, and polio through the lens of serial war. Daulatzai’s writings have appeared in various academic journals, as well as Al-Jazeera English and Jadaliyya. She is currently completing her book manuscript provisionally titled “War and What Remains: Everyday Life in Contemporary Kabul, Afghanistan.”  

(Spring 2022)