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RESUME

Resume
Professional ​
info​​

I have been involved in teaching and research since 2010. I have taught English literature at BA, MA, and PhD levels at four different institutions based in Kolkata, India. I am currently employed as an Assistant Professor of English at Presidency University, Kolkata. I have taught solo courses on Special Author: Shakespeare and Literature and Psychoanalysis at the MA level. My areas of specialization include anti-caste literature, postmodern literature, Holocaust literature, and literary theory. I am pedagogically competent to teach outside these areas too. I have taught texts from almost every single period of literary history. The list of authors I have taught includes but is not limited to: Plato, Aristotle, Aristophanes, Sophocles, Menander, Seneca, Plautus, the Gawain poet, Chretien de Troyes, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Bacon, Milton, Defoe, Samuel Johnson, Poe, T S Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Marx, Freud, Vivekananda, Tagore, Ambedkar, Althusser, Fowles, Barthes, Derrida, Baudrillard, Shillingsburg, Lacan, and Celan.

Skills
  • Teaching literature at BA, MA, PhD levels

  • Academic research

  • Creative and critical writing 

  • Public speaking 

  • Organizing academic events

Awards & Honours
Seal of Excellence from the European Commission,
2022

 

Seal of Excellence was awarded to me and the University of Wolverhampton for the proposed project on a psychosocial study of casteism submitted in response to the call for the European Commission's Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021. The proposal scored 93.6%, the required cut-off mark. 

 

 

Global Engagement Fund, University College London, UK, ​2021

 

I was employed as a research consultant to produce a globally usable module on anti-caste discourse. I prepared a detailed module that I intend to use for teaching in the future.

Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission, India, 2012

I qualified as a UGC NET-JRF in English but declined the fellowship since I received two job offers, respectively from Presidency University and Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, India, 2012

I was awarded  Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for my MPhil study in English. 

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship, West Bengal, 2008-2010

I was awarded Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for studying MA in English by the Government of West Bengal, India. 

Languages
  • English (competent) 

  • Bengali (competent) 

  • Sanskrit (partial)

  • Hindi (partial)

  • Latin (partial)

  • Greek (partial)

  • French (partial)

Work​
experience​
Assistant Professor of English

​2012 - present

 

​I earned the position of Assistant Professor of English at Presidency University, Kolkata at the age of 25. I have recently completed 10 years as an Assistant Professor. 

 

 

Guest Faculty of English

​2019 - 2022

 

​For the last few years, I have been invited every alternate semester to give a few classes on literary theory and postmodern literature at the Department of English, University of Calcutta.  

Guest Faculty of English

​2017 - 2022

 

​I have been invited several times to deliver special class lectures on Indian literature in English and Dalit literature at my alma mater Jadavpur University. 

Guest Faculty of English

​2010 - 2012

 

I started teaching at the age of 23 as a Guest Lecturer at the Department of English, Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur, India. 

Education
Jadavpur University, India

​2005- 2019

 

​In 2019, I was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Arts by Jadavpur University for my thesis titled  "Vivekananda and the Question of the Other: A Critique of Alterity and Subalternity." The thesis is available as an open access document on Shodhganga@INFLIBNET. Click here to read it.

In 2012, I was awarded Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in English by Jadavpur University for my dissertation titled "A Psychoanalytical Study of the Man-Woman Relationship in the Novels of John Fowles." My debut monograph Jacques Lacan: From Clinic to Culture was partially based on my MPhil dissertation.

                   

In 2010 and 2008 I passed MA and BA from the Department of English Jadavpur University with first class marks. 

Download my full CV from here.

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