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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 received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Modern Thought and Literature. Subsequently, she received post-doctoral fellowships at Princeton University with the Committee on South Asian Studies and the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at JNU, India. She also taught in the department of Anthropology at Princeton University and in English departments at Stanford and the University of Florida. At FLAME University, she has chaired the Centre for South Asia and teaches Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of Humanities and Languages. Her research interests include Digital Humanities, South Asian Studies and Cultural Studies and her teaching is focused on the digital classroom and archiving practices. Her forthcoming book is available at https://www.routledge.com/Exploring-Digital-Humanities-in-India-Pedagogies-Practices-and-Institutional/Dodd-Kalra/p/book/9780367347932.

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

  • 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 Asi 4 No. 2, pp. 91-102.
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  • 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