School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

I am a cultural and political geographer based at the University of Edinburgh.

My doctoral study explores the cultural politics of funeral and 'disposal' practices amongst non-Abrahamic Indian and Chinese residents of Great Britain. The project brings historical and contemporary approaches to studying necrogeography as an insight into new expressions of the interknitting of governance and death to explore the experiences of these outsiders.

Research interests: governance; the corpse, the dead body and bodily remains; disposal infrastructures; mobilities; ritual systems; institutional and organisational cultures; professional industries; social justice; and development.

Supervisors:

1. Jane M. Jacobs (Yale-NUS College)

2. Elizabeth (Betsy) Olson (UNC Chapel Hill)

3. Eric Laurier (Edinburgh)

Send an email in my direction if you're interested to learn more about my research on resuscitating necrogeography L.Jassal@sms.ed.ac.uk or follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/LakhbirJassal