Rohit Jain is a research associate at the University of Zurich’s Institute for Social Anthropology and Empirical Cultural Studies (ISEK) and works as manager of the post-migrant Think & Act Tank Institute New Switzerland (INES). He has done research about and published on racism and humour in ethnic comedy, the transnational representation politics of Swiss-Indian Second@s, as well as about post-colonial public spaces between Switzerland and India. He was involved e.g. in artistic research projects on the role of the gold trade for the public sphere in Switzerland (Zurich University of the Arts), as well as Urban Citizenship (Shedhalle Zurich). He is a co-founder of the racism-critical humour festival Laugh Up. Stand Up!, as well as of Salon Bastarde, a series of post-migrant happenings in Zurich.

As part of im*possible bodies #2 An Attempted Deconstruction, Rohit Jain will formulate a book review of the essay collection Allianzen. Kritische Praxis an weißen Institutionen (Alliances. Critical Practices at white Institutions, transcript, 2018), edited by Elisa Liepsch, Julian Warner and Matthias Pees.