Anu Lotay is a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria and Research Coordinator for the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG). Her PhD research looks at the anthropology of pregnancy loss in the Indian diaspora. Her Master of Arts (’16) research dealt with online social networks, mental health, disclosure and stigma. Mainly, Anu is interested in how people understand their bodies, selves, health and illness, and how they tell their stories. Her passion for this subject is informed by her previous degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2011) and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Anthropology & English (2013).
Her current research interests include: anthropology of reproduction, the body and medicine/health; Indian diaspora; popular media and representation; social media; online ethnography; public anthropology; person-centered ethnography; autoethnography.
She is also a pop culture junkie, documentary addict, and compulsive tweeter.