Mihir Sharma completed a B.A. in Anthropology from Connecticut College, U.S.A. with emphases on political anthropology and post/colonial studies in South Asia. He has worked on endangered language revitalization research in India and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Between 2008 and 2012, he has worked as an educator at Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad, at Bangalore International School, Bangalore and Pathashaala - The Krishnamurti Foundation India teaching Social Studies, French as a Foreign Language and Theory of Knowledge. His research interests in South Asia span topics such as monastic and nomadic communities, social movements, political theatre, pilgrimages and naturopathy. In his non-academic life, Mihir plays the bass guitar, relishes collective experimental cooking, and writes and performs political theatre under his Guru Shri Parnab Mukherjee's guidance. He has been an observer and participant in the Occupy Wall Street movement and worked as a freelance journalist for political affairs in India and the United States. Upon completion of the MAHASSA program, he envisions pursuing a Ph.D in Social Anthropology.
Update: I’m working at the university of Bayreuth as a research associate since October 2017 in the anthropology department, teaching a course on social movements and one on medical anthropology, hugely inspired by prof. Sax and others’ courses in Mahassa.