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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 at FLAME University where she teaches Literary and Cultural Studies. 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

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 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