Fiona Katherine Smith

As a visual anthropologist, my dissertational project within the BMBF-funded research project ‘De:Link//Re:Link: local perspectives on transregional (dis-)entanglements’ looks at Ismaili responses to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) both in the Pamir Mountains, and in diaspora. Specifically, it deals with transregional entanglements of heritage and infrastructure in the lifeworlds of young, mobile Ismailis, and the role of the BRI and AKDN in shaping local visions for the future.

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