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Ph.D. - Modern Thought & Literature | Stanford University - USA

Prof. Maya Dodd
Ph.D. in Modern Thought & Literature from Stanford University, USA; M.A. in Literature from the University of Florida
Associate Professor – Literary and Cultural Studies

Dr. Maya Dodd had completed her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, Stanford, CA; M.A. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University;
Minor in Cultural and Social Anthropology, M.A. in English from University of Florida, Gainesville; B.A. in English from  St. Xavier’s College, University of Bombay, Mumbai. She speaks languages like English, French, Hindi, and Marathi.

Dr. Maya Dodd has received fellowships from the following institutes:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Law and Governance
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NY, USA
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, South Asian Studies
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)
  • The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Exchange Scholar, Dept. of South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Dr. Dodd has enormous teaching experience as stated below:

  • 2007-14 Associate Professor, School of Liberal Education, FLAME (Foundation for Liberal and
  • Management Education) Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Designed and taught “Introduction to Globalisation” to Post-graduates in the MBA programme; and Introduction to Gender and Development Studies; The Indian City; Rhetoric and Writing to freshmen and sophomores; Critical Theory; Indian Law and Cultural Studies; Modernism/Modernity; Political Philosophy; Postcolonial Studies; South Asian Cultural Studies and Theories of the Text to junior and senior undergraduates and majors in International Studies and Literary and Cultural Studies.
  • 2006 –’07 Lecturer, Dept. of Anthropology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. Designed and taught course entitled “South Asian Cultural Studies.”
  • 2005 Instructor, Dept. of English, Program in Writing and Rhetoric Stanford University, Stanford, CA.Designed and taught a course for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric entitled “The Idea of India: The Rhetoric of Development,” Fall 2005.
  • 2003 Teaching Assistant, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
  • Assisted in “Modern Traditions: Contemporary Theory (Graduate Seminar) for Prof. David
  • Palumbo- Liu, Comparative Literature, Stanford University.
  • 2001 Teaching Assistant, Dept. of English, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Assisted
  • In “British Modernism,” Winter 2001 for Prof. Franco Moretti ‘98-2000 Instructor, Dept. of English, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Designed, taught and was fully responsible for over eight courses including Postcolonial Writing, Argumentative/Expository Writing, Writing about Literature and Tutored in the writing centre.
  • Her teaching interests lie in Digital Humanities; Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Social theory; Globalization, Development and Modernity; Law and Society; Modern South Asian Studies.

Her additional professional experiences include:

  • 2016-2017 University Liaison, Global Liberal Arts Alliance
  • 2015-2018 Chair, Humanities and Languages, FLAME University
  • 2009-2014 Director, Centre for South Asia, FLAME University
  • 2007 Producer and On-Air Host for talk radio 104.8 FM, India Today Group
  • 2003 Co-Coordinator for Mellon Humanities Workshop on Modernity and Postcoloniality
  • 2000 Designed Stanford South Asia Initiative website

Dr. Dodd has received various awards like:

  • 2005 Stanford University, Humanities and Sciences’ Graduate Fellowship (since 2000).
  • 2004 Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, Travel Grant.
  • 2003 Stanford Humanities and Sciences’ Graduate Research Opportunity grant.
  • 2001 Stanford South Asia Initiative Research Grant.
  • 2000 Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Florida.
  • 1999 International Students’ Academic Distinction Award.
  • 1998 International Students’ Academic Distinction Award.

She has been invited to various talks, lectures, and conferences throughout the years:

  • 2018 “Re-conceptualizing Asia: Representing Race, Capital and Region,” Association of Asian
  • Studies, Delhi, India.
  • 2018, Chaired Panel on Digital Archiving at workshop at American Institute of Indian Studies
  • 2018 “Collaboration in Digital Humanities Scholarship: Theories, Techniques and Take homes,” Digital Humanities Association of India, IIM Indore, India.
  • 2018 Moderated Panel “Brick by Brick” at Performance Making and the Archive Conference at IIT Bombay.
  • 2018 Moderated dialogue, “On Reading” between N Pushpamala, Rizio Raj and Ambai, at FLAME University
  • 2017 Global Liberal Arts Alliance Meeting, “Digital Humanities in India,” American University in
  • Paris, Paris, France
  • 2017 “Digital Gluttony: Food Studies and Internet Research in India” Internet Researchers
  • Conference, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India.
  • 2016 “Open Access, the Digital Humanities and Liberal Arts in India,” Blended Learning in the
  • Liberal Arts, Bryn Mawr College, USA
  • 2015 “The Global Liberal Arts and India,” Global Liberal Arts Alliance Meeting, John Cabot
  • University, Rome, Italy
  • 2014 “History and Liberal Perspectives on Government's Role in Education,” Centre for Civil
  • Society, Jaipur, India
  • 2014 “Technology, Democracy and Accountability” Stanford University and University of Mumbai
  • 2012 Moderated Panel on Aesthetics and Statism, Arts and Aesthetics in a Globalizing World,
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India
  • 2010 Moderated Panel on Postcolonial Literature and Law at the Law and Social Sciences Network conference, Pune, India
  • 2009 “The Right to Information and After” Centre for Law and Governance, JNU, Delhi, India
  • 2008 “Democracy and Nehruvian Statism.” Centre for Nehru Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi, India
  • 2007 “Democracy after Development: The Emergency of 1975-77 in India” Syracuse University,
  • USA
  • 2006 “Genres of Freedom: Prison Diaries and Archives of Democracy,” Princeton University, USA
  • 2004 “Freedoms of Expression in States of Democracy.” South Asia Studies Annual Conference, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 2004 “Campaigns against State Secrecy in India, 1975-2001.” Cornell South Asia Conference.
  • Ithaca, Cornell University, USA
  • 2003 “Love and the Liberal State.” Stanford Humanities Center Mellon Workshop. Stanford University, USA
  • 2003 “Race Travels: Legal Modernity, Incomplete Citizenship and the Subject hood of the Indian
  • Comprador Bourgeoisie.” Empire, Subjectivity and Political Theory. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2003 “Legal Modernity in 1890s England.” South Asia Studies Annual Conference, Berkeley, CA, USA.
  • 2002 “Project DOSTI.” Stanford University, CA, USA
  • 2002 “Interrogating Enron.” International Local/Global Identities Conference, Shillong, India.
  • 2000 “Postcolonial Indian Poetry as Spatial History.” SALA at the MLA. Washington D.C, USA
  • 2000 “Rendering Unintelligibility: Postcolonial Indian Vernaculars and Global Capitalism. “Marxist
  • Reading Group Conference, University of Florida, USA
  • 2000 “The Task of the Translator.” Postcolonial and British Commonwealth Studies Conference,
  • Savannah, Georgia, USA

She has also done university services like being an Executive Member of Digital Humanities Alliance of India, Chair, Humanities and Languages: 2015-2018 FLAME Academic Council Member (On Board of Studies for Literary and Cultural Studies) Committee memberships: International Relations Committee; Research Committee; Women and Continuing Education Committee, Curriculum Committee (on Common Core, Majors and Minors);Admissions Committee; Centre for South Asia; Publications for Academic Handbook Graduate Student Council, Stanford University. 2001-2002

Some other professional associations include Law and Social Science Network Steering Committee member; Member of: Indian Institute of Public Administration; Asian Studies Association; Modern Language Association.

  • Her forthcoming publications and works in progress are stated below:
  • (In Press) Edited anthology. Exploring the Digital Humanities in India. Routledge, 2018.
  • (In Press): A Critical Introduction to Digital Humanities in South Asia. Routledge. 2018
  • (Under Review) Co-edited anthology with Prof. Hyesu Park. Media, Culture, and Race Matters in Asia. Rutgers University Press, 2019.
  • Book Review of Asha Sarangi, Language and Politics in India, in “Contributions to Indian Sociology,” September/December 2011.
  • Journal Article on “Legitimacy and Legality: Nehruvian Statism and Individual Exceptionalism” in
  • History and Sociology of South Asia, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 91-102.
  • Chapter in Tomorrow Today (UNESCO and Tudor Rose) on “Liberalizing Education: The Quantity and Quality Debate.” Nov 2010.
  • Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania’s “India in Transition” series: “Liberalizing Education.” Appeared on September 13 2010 at http://casi.ssc.upenn.edu/iit/dodd
  • Chapter “Violence Makes the Body Politic.” Book article in edited anthology, Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict. Palgrave-Macmillan, December 2008.
  • The online archive of primary research on Emergency literature in India (1975-77) is hosted by Centre for Internet and Society and the Access and Archives initiative in India at http://publicarchives.org/full-textcollection.html
  • Collated resource for teaching: South Asian Cultural Archives and Resources for Study at www.southasianculture.wordpress.com
  • Podcast of “Caricaturing Culture” an interview with author Ritu Khaduri for the New Books Network—New Books in South Asian Studies, released in 2015. See www.nbnbooks.com