Contributors – Volume 5
Sanchita Khurana combines interests in visual art, cultural studies, and urban space into her interdisciplinary doctoral research at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. She is currently a Fulbright Fellow at Columbia University in the City of New York. She holds Bachelor‘s and Master‘s degrees in English Literature from the University of Delhi, India. She has been teaching undergraduate courses in Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, and Visual Arts at the University of Delhi and has published papers on themes across the fields of urban studies, popular culture, and art history.
Noopur Desai is an art writer and researcher based in Pune. Currently, she is a PhD scholar at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Noopur received the FICA Ila Dalmia research grant 2015 for her project ‘Formulating Dialogical Art: An Archival Project of Public Art Interventions’. She is the co-editor of the bilingual online journal, Hakara (hakara.in).
Nandini Hebbar N.
Nandini Hebbar N is a doctoral research student at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics. She is working on her thesis titled ̳Understanding Caste, Gender and Sexuality: A Study of Youth in South India‘ under the supervision of Dr. Janaki Abraham. Her MPhil ̳Youth and Everyday Controls‘ (2013) was obtained from the same department. She has a Masters degree in Literary and Cultural Studies from the English and Foreign Languages University, and her earlier training was in print journalism, after which she worked with The Hindu as subeditor.
Adwaita Banerjee is a former student at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He works as part of the Urban Resource Centre which is a community based archive where his current practice makes him look at interfaces of power, politics and construction of space in the context of Bombay. His work mainly focuses on interrogating mainstream urbanisms. Film studies, subaltern politics with a focus on Dalit aesthetics and cultural studies are some of the other areas that he has engaged with through his work.
Nikita Kaul is a Research Scholar at Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics. Her current work examines the social milieu of walnut carving craft, practiced in certain pockets of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. She completed her MPhil from Department of Humanities and Social Sciences from IIT Bombay, and her dissertation focused on the wood carving industry of Saharanpur and the impact of raw material crises on the craft.
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