2009/10 Borderlines Seminar LA1
I lecture on South Asian texts in the Arts One program and bring many of these distinctive perspectives to our readings of western texts as well. Over the past few years, Group B’s emphasis on stimulating intellectual inquisitiveness among students by introducing them to European and non-European texts has been particularly appealing to me.
My academic training and my teaching and research interests combine Western social theory, politics and philosophy with Indian sociology, history, philosophy, and literature. I have published essays on gender, nationalism and communism, and on sports, women and consumption in international journals and edited volumes.
I was born and raised in the bustling metropolis of Calcutta, India. Before coming to UBC to pursue my doctoral studies in Sociology, I worked for six years as a social and development researcher in India and Bangladesh. I enjoy crossing traditional intellectual borders in the Arts One Program.