Nita Kumar, Ph.D.

Selected Research and Publications

  • The Politics of Gender, Community, and Modernity: Essays on Education. Oxford, Delhi, 2007; Lessons from Schools: A History of Education in Banaras. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2000; Mai: a novel by Geetanjali Shree. Translated with an afterword. Delhi: Kali for Women, 2000; Women as Subjects: South Asian Histories. Edited. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994; Friends, Brothers and Informants: Fieldwork Memoirs of Banaras. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992; The Artisans of Banaras: Popular Culture and Identity, 1880-1986. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • 2007 India Foundation for the Arts. 2003-2006 Research grant from IDPAD (Indo-Dutch Programme in Alternative Development). 2001 American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Fellowship. 1999-2000 Spencer Foundation Short-term Research grant. 19

Nita Kumar, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the History Department

Education: B.A., University of Lucknow, India; M.A., University of Bridgeport; M.Phil., Jawaharial Nehru University, India; Ph.D., University of Chicago; Lecturer, University of Chicago; Mellon Fellow and Assistant Professor, Brown University; Associate Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India; Fulbright Fellow, Yale University; Professor, Brandeis University; Reed College; University of Michigan. (On leave, second semester.)
Department: History
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