Nayanika Mookherjee is a Reader of Socio-Cultural Anthropology in Durham University. She has published extensively on anthropology of violence, ethics and aesthetics. Recent publications include co-editing (with Christopher Pinney, 2011) the JRAI (Journal of Royal Anthropological Institute) Special Issue: ‘The Aesthetics of Nation’ and her book The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War (2015, Duke University Press, Foreword by Prof. Veena Das). She is the guest editor of the JHS (Journal of Historical Sociology) 2013 Special Issue: ‘The Self in South Asia,’ the 2015 Journal of Material Culture Special Issue on Aesthetics, Politics and Conflict, a set of Commentaries on Apology (Critique of Anthropology) and Reconciliation (under review). Currently, she is working on her manuscriptArts of Irreconciliation (contracted with Stanford UP). As a British Academy Mid Career Fellow she has started new research on conflict and transnational adoption.