Live Online Discussion Panel Series – Academic Arts: Artistic Academia

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Academic Arts: Artistic Academia

A NiCHE New Scholars Online Event Series

Moderated by Amrita DasGupta and Nuala Caomhanach

Join the NiCHE New Scholars Committee for three online discussion panels in March based on the Arts-Based Research in the Anthropocene (2023) series edited by Amrita DasGupta. Watch the live streams on YouTube OR register to watch live on Zoom below.

Academic Arts - Artistic Academia online panel series.

Panel 1: Personal is Political: Research & Curriculum

with Kelly Young, Karleen Pendleton, Ellen Bergen, and Nick Koenig

7 March 2024 – 3-4pm EST

Panel 2: Representing Through Drawings

with Bettina Egger and Tracy Qiu

14 March 2024 – 4-5pm EDT

Panel 3: Poems In/For Academia

with Elsa Barron & Beth Shepherd

21 March 2024 – 5-6pm EDT

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Amrita DasGupta

Amrita is a third year PhD student at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She is also a visiting researcher at the King's India Institute and a guest teacher at the London School of Economics (LSE). She completed her MPhil titled ‘Bonbibi’s Sundarbans: Tiger Widows and Water-Prostitutes’ from Jadavpur University. It interrogated the impact of/relation between animal-attack widows and the changing norms of widowhood in relation to sex work in the Sundarbans. Her PhD examines transnational water borders of the Indian Ocean World and trafficking in humans, especially in the mangroves ecosystems expanding from India to British East Africa.  Amrita's short documentary, “Save the Sundarbans”, was awarded the cinematography award, script and editing award. She has published in journals including the Economic and Political Weekly, Gitanjali and Beyond. As a SOAS Digital Ambassador Amrita regularly writes for the SOAS blog.  Some of her academic works are listed below:   2021   1. “The Need for an Anti-Trafficking Act for Sexual Servitude” (5 February 2020), SOAS  COP policy Briefing.   2. “Sars of History” Gitanjali and Beyond, Issue 5: Creativity Special  Issue: The Unity of All Things; ISSN 2399-8733.    2020     1. “Hydrocultural Histories and Narratives from Sundarbans”, INSEEEES 3(2), July 2020, New Epistemologies of Water.  2. The Pandemic, A cyclone: (De)Politicising the “Private” in Bengal” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 55, Issue No 39, 26 Sept 2020.

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