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Aditi Surie von Czechowski received her PhD from the Department of Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. She works at the intersection of the anthropology of development and humanitarianism, human rights, and black feminist theory. Her research focuses on the broad question of what it means to deploy human rights as a desirable universal ideology. Her current book project, entitled “Being Human:” Humanitarian Confinement, Refugee Bodies, and Human Rights,” examines the changing politics of contemporary humanitarian aid. Other research interests include the anthropology of technology, biometrics, and data science.