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Prof. Maya Dodd

Prof. Maya Dodd

Ph.D. in Modern Thought & Literature from Stanford University, USA; M.A. in Literature from the University of Florida


BIO

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


RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Her forthcoming publications and works in progress are stated below:



  • Co-edited anthology. Exploring the Digital Humanities in India. Routledge, 2020

  • (In Press): A Critical Introduction to Digital Humanities in South Asia. Routledge. 2022

  • Co-edited introductory chapter 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.

  • 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.” September 13 2010 http://casi.ssc.upenn.edu/iit/dodd

  • Book Chapter “Violence Makes the Body Politic.” Book article in edited anthology, Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict. Palgrave-Macmillan, December 2008.

  • Collated resource for teaching: South Asian Cultural Archives and Resources for Study www.southasianculture.wordpress.com

  • (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