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Prof. Maya Dodd
Associate Professor - Humanities & Languages
Email: maya@flame.edu.in
PhD in Modern Thought & Literature from Stanford University, USA; M.A. in Literature from the University of Florida

Dr. Maya Dodd received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and subsequent post-doctoral fellowships at the Committee for South Asian Studies at Princeton University, USA and at the Centre for Law and Governance, JNU, India. In South Asian studies, a new opening for contemporary engagement with archives and digital tools has allowed for an exploration of new practices via “digital humanities” (or Dh/dh). As a means to bringing new questions in imagining cultural issues to the fore in India, especially in terms of public history, she has been associated with DH in India and her current research is focused on questions of the digital in India.

Prior to receiving her Ph.D. from Stanford University, where her dissertation, "Archives of Indian Democracy" focused on technologies of witness since the Emergency of 1975-77, she received her B.A in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, University of Mumbai. She also taught Rhetoric and Composition while receiving an M.A. in English from the University of Florida and also during her graduate study at Stanford University.

Since 2007, she has been at FLAME University and has served as the Assistant Dean for Teaching, Learning and Engagement, as the Chair of the Department of Humanities and Languages, and the FLAME Centre for South Asia. At FLAME she teaches Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of Humanities. She offers several inter-disciplinary courses such as Cybercultures, Introduction to Digital Humanities (DH), South Asian Cultural Studies, Indian Law and Cultural Studies, and Indian Intellectual History. Her pedagogy can be viewed on her YouTube channel and her student work on DH is hosted at https://southasianculture.wordpress.com/dh/

Currently she serves as Director of the FLAME Centre for Legislative Education and Research and is working on a digital resource for legislative history in India. You can find her on twitter @mayadodd



  • “Querying Info-Solutionism”. Biblio: A Review of Books.Vol. 27 Nos. 10 –12 October-December 

  • 2022 (In prep Monograph). Dodd, Maya. A Critical Introduction to Digital Humanities in South Asia. Routledge, UK.

  • (In prep). Anthology. Learning By Doing. Routledge, India/UK.  2024. Co-edited with Dr. Nirmala Menon.



  • Digital Humanities in Asia, Routledge Book Series, Taylor and Francis

  • Peer Reviewer (Invited) Digital Humanities Quarterly, Convergence (Sage), Springer Book Series, Digital Formations (Peter Lang Verlag).



  1. Article: The Paradox of Open: How To Build A Better Internet. Oct 12, 2021 scroll.in

  2. Article:As Indians Turn to Social Media For Help. May 19, 2021.

  3. Podcast: Prison Diaries and the Indian Emergency: The Swaddle Interviews 

  4. Video: Humanities Commons: Uploaded from the presentation on “Towards a Decolonial Indian Digital Humanities” See at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLJgOsC-8ds&t=1635s (2020)

  5. Video: Webinar: Archives, Databases and Timelines, Exploring Digital Humanities in Connexions: A series on interdisciplinarity at FLAME University (2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGaX534J-Is&t=16s

  6. Audio and Transcript: Digital Humanities and Food Studies, Centre for Internet and Society Researchers at Work (RAW) Conference, https://medium.com/rawblog/digitalpedagogies-ebda95720926 (2019)

  7. Poster: Re-thinking Regions: Comparative Food Studies in Digital South Asia https://repository.brynmawr.edu/blended_learning/2017/2017/41/ (2017)

Youtube channel of Public Recordings and Outreach: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT00iirLlfnR7WmJMf8B4bJB3dqW_hUM4