Nita Kumar, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise
India, South Asia
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
1998-99, Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship
Nita Kumar, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the History DepartmentEducation: 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(s): HistoryOffice Hours: Monday, 11-12 p.m. Wednesday, 11-12 p.m.Thursday, 2-4 p.m.Email: email@example.comPhone: (909) 607-0490Address: Kravis Center 214
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