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Nitya Vasudevan

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Educational Qualification

Currently affiliated to the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, as a PhD candidate (2005- )

M A Literary and Culture Studies (2002-04)                                   

Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad 

B A English Literature (1999-2002) 

Stella Maris College, Chennai

 

Academic Record  

Paper titled “Locating the “Woman” in LGBT discourse” at the On Marginalities conference held at the Department of Sociology, Delhi University, April 2010

Paper titled “When the Spots Appear: Rethinking Oppositions in Sexuality Politics” at the Law and Social Sciences Research Network conference held in Jawaharlal Nehru University, January 2009

Paper titled “The Lesbian Body and the Domain of Sexuality in India: The Girlfriend Moment” at the seminar “Stree: Sharira” organized by the Prakriti Foundation, Chennai, in 2007

Paper titled “A New Mandate for the Cinema: Indian Film and ‘Deviant’ Sexualities” at the conference “Asian Cinema: Towards a Research and Teaching Agenda”, organized by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, in February 2007

Presented a paper titled “The Durban Debate: Caste, Race, Colonialism and the Human Sciences in India” at the Indian Ocean conference held by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 2006

 

Publications   

Article titled “Recasting the Desire to Desire: Engaging with “Impossible Subjects” in the Domain of Sexuality Politics”, published in the magazine “Swakanthey (in her own voice)”, brought out by Sappho, Calcutta, 2008.

Forthcoming – A paper co-authored with Namita Malhotra (Alternative Law Forum) – Title: “The State of Desire and other flights of fantasy: Sexuality, Pornography, Technology'. 

Work Experience

Coordinated the preparation (module-writing) of the Gender Studies Course offered by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society at Christ College (Bangalore) in 2009

Co-taught the Introduction to Cultural Studies course offered by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society at Christ College (Bangalore) in 2008

Co-organised the Prakriti Foundation’s seminar/festival on female sexuality, titled “Stree: Sharira” in March 2007 in Chennai

Was as a member of the curatorial team that organized the Prakriti Foundation’s annual Indian documentary film festival (“One Billion Eyes”) in the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Completed a project copyediting a book titled Dalits in the Dravidian Land, for Navayana Publishers, Chennai

Edited a manual on schizophrenia for SCARF (Schizophrenia Research Foundation), Chennai

Worked as a freelance editor for Orient Longman, Chennai, after having attended their editorial training workshop. Have completed one project, proofreading a publication titled Engaging with the world: Reflections on India’s foreign policy

Copy editing, proofreading and net research for Standard Press Design Solutions

Part-time copy editor with East-West Books; helped edit their journal Indian Review of Books (2001)

 

Current Project and Extra Curricular Work  

·     FORD/SEPHIS programme of Sexualities and Modernities in the South 2008-2009 – Final paper titled ““Public Women” and “Obscene” Body-Practice: A Short History of Abolition Debates”

·     Currently registered with the Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore) as part of the RAW (Researchers at Work) programme, in collaboration with Nithin Manayath, to carry out research on the history of queerness and the internet.

·     Was on the organizing committee of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival, held at the Alliance Francaise, 2009

 

Interests

Gender and Feminist Studies; Media Studies; Cinema Studies; Psychoanalysis; Post-colonial Theory; Queer Theory

 

References

Dr Susie Tharu, Professor and Head of Department, Centre for Culture Studies, CIEFL

Dr Mangai, Professor, Dept of English, Stella Maris College , Chennai

 

Educational Qualification

Currently affiliated to the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, as a PhD candidate (2005- )

M A Literary and Culture Studies (2002-04)                                   

Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad 

B A English Literature (1999-2002) 

Stella Maris College, Chennai

 

Academic Record  

Paper titled “Locating the “Woman” in LGBT discourse” at the On Marginalities conference held at the Department of Sociology, Delhi University, April 2010

Paper titled “When the Spots Appear: Rethinking Oppositions in Sexuality Politics” at the Law and Social Sciences Research Network conference held in Jawaharlal Nehru University, January 2009

Paper titled “The Lesbian Body and the Domain of Sexuality in India: The Girlfriend Moment” at the seminar “Stree: Sharira” organized by the Prakriti Foundation, Chennai, in 2007

Paper titled “A New Mandate for the Cinema: Indian Film and ‘Deviant’ Sexualities” at the conference “Asian Cinema: Towards a Research and Teaching Agenda”, organized by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, in February 2007

Presented a paper titled “The Durban Debate: Caste, Race, Colonialism and the Human Sciences in India” at the Indian Ocean conference held by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 2006

 

Publications   

Article titled “Recasting the Desire to Desire: Engaging with “Impossible Subjects” in the Domain of Sexuality Politics”, published in the magazine “Swakanthey (in her own voice)”, brought out by Sappho, Calcutta, 2008.

Forthcoming – A paper co-authored with Namita Malhotra (Alternative Law Forum) – Title: “The State of Desire and other flights of fantasy: Sexuality, Pornography, Technology'. 

Work Experience

Coordinated the preparation (module-writing) of the Gender Studies Course offered by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society at Christ College (Bangalore) in 2009

Co-taught the Introduction to Cultural Studies course offered by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society at Christ College (Bangalore) in 2008

Co-organised the Prakriti Foundation’s seminar/festival on female sexuality, titled “Stree: Sharira” in March 2007 in Chennai

Was as a member of the curatorial team that organized the Prakriti Foundation’s annual Indian documentary film festival (“One Billion Eyes”) in the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Completed a project copyediting a book titled Dalits in the Dravidian Land, for Navayana Publishers, Chennai

Edited a manual on schizophrenia for SCARF (Schizophrenia Research Foundation), Chennai

Worked as a freelance editor for Orient Longman, Chennai, after having attended their editorial training workshop. Have completed one project, proofreading a publication titled Engaging with the world: Reflections on India’s foreign policy

Copy editing, proofreading and net research for Standard Press Design Solutions

Part-time copy editor with East-West Books; helped edit their journal Indian Review of Books (2001)

 

Current Project and Extra Curricular Work  

·     FORD/SEPHIS programme of Sexualities and Modernities in the South 2008-2009 – Final paper titled ““Public Women” and “Obscene” Body-Practice: A Short History of Abolition Debates”

·     Currently registered with the Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore) as part of the RAW (Researchers at Work) programme, in collaboration with Nithin Manayath, to carry out research on the history of queerness and the internet.

·     Was on the organizing committee of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival, held at the Alliance Francaise, 2009

 

Interests

Gender and Feminist Studies; Media Studies; Cinema Studies; Psychoanalysis; Post-colonial Theory; Queer Theory

 

References

Dr Susie Tharu, Professor and Head of Department, Centre for Culture Studies, CIEFL

Dr Mangai, Professor, Dept of English, Stella Maris College , Chennai

 


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