Fellows & Grantees

Jatin Dua

International Dissertation Research Fellowship 2010
Project Title
Policing Sovereignty: Piracy and Regulation in the Western Indian Ocean
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Anthropology, Duke University


Jatin Dua is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. His research explores maritime piracy in the Indian Ocean, focusing on processes and projects of governance, law, and economy along the East African coast. His current book project examines maritime piracy in the Western Indian Ocean within frameworks of protection, risk and regulation by moving between the worlds of coastal communities in northern Somalia, maritime insurance adjustors in London, and the global shipping industry. He has published in the Journal of East African Studies, Middle East Report, and the Journal of International Criminal Justice and contributes regularly to media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, on issues of maritime piracy and governance in Somalia and Kenya.