Anjali Mohan is a PhD candidate in political science, concentrating on political theory. Her research focuses on human rights, structural injustice, mass atrocity, and citizenship in the US and internationally. She draws on a diverse array of intellectual traditions, including feminist, anti-colonial, and Black political thought. Her research interests and approach are also informed by her ten plus years as a lawyer, including especially the four years she spent working on human rights in Burma/Myanmar before beginning her PhD. Her dissertation, tentatively entitled Structural Proximity: A Critical Theory of Responsibility, proposes a novel approach to responsibility for injustice that centers our structural connections to harms and the voices of the particular people who experience them.
Anjali received her JD from Harvard Law School in 2012 and her BA in Government, Economics, and Plan II Honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 2009. She is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.