Clare Talwalker is a continuing lecturer in International and Area Studies and vice chair of the campus's Global Poverty and Practice Minor. Trained in cultural anthropology, her research focuses on India and postcoloniality. She writes also about student engagement in aid work and poverty alleviation. Talwalker offers classes on ethnographic methods, global poverty and practice, political economy, the anthropology of liberal human rights, and India. She grew up in Mumbai, India and earned her B.A. at Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. at Duke University.