Dr Gautam Ghosh

Dr Gautam Ghosh is lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Otago.

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Gautam’s research can be characterised as an anthropological engagement with political theory, history, and the philosophy of the human sciences. He examines the intersections among liberal ideologies of popular sovereignty, understandings of time, and collective agency, grounding these three broad concerns in materials related to South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, for example the Partition of Bengal and Hindu chauvinism in ‘cyberia’.

Gautam has studied and taught at the top anthropology departments in the United States of America, including the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania. His research has been funded by the Fulbright, Guggenheim, MacArthur, and Rockefeller Foundations, as well as by the Davis Center of Princeton University. He has given invited lectures at Harvard University, the University of Amsterdam, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of California-Berkeley, and Stanford University, among other institutions.

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