Sudarshana Chanda is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Harvard University. Her dissertation project studies the intimate life of racial categories such as "Chinese/Indian/Malay/Eursasian'' employed in British Malaya (present day Malaysia and Singapore) in the 20th century. She looks at interracial adoption, marriage, repatriation of mixed families, etc., to study what happens when people fall in between categories and spaces. In a policy context, her work reveals how citizens and immigrants navigate social policies and disrupt official categorizations in their lived experience.

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