Gourav Nandi

Graduate Student


History of Medicine


I am interested in the ways in which neoliberal healthcare interventions shaped perceptions of health, well-being and identity among users of primary healthcare centers in India. My interests also include the transformation of the landscape of community healthcare in India in the context of global vertical health programs, and the broader intersections of health policy, multilateral institutions and foreign policy in contemporary India.

Before coming to Yale, I completed an MPhil from Cambridge, where I worked on post-Cold War politics of the polio eradication campaign in India. Born and brought up in a suburb in Kolkata, in 2014, I graduated with history of science and philosophy from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, and I have a master’s degree in philosophy of science from the London School of Economics.     

When not working, I like cooking, talking philosophy and politics and traveling on trains.