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Debaditya Bhattacharya

Debaditya Bhattacharya is a professor of literature at Kazi Nazrul University (Asansol, India) and is currently a resident at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. His main research interests centre on the socio-economic history of higher education, and specifically on practices of mobilisation, protest and censorship in the Indian context; he has also done research on continental philosophy, Renaissance studies and technology. Bhattacharya holds a doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He has worked at Calcutta University and is a committee member for the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP), an international research network on critical theory. He served as co-editor of the essay Sentiment, Politics, Censorship: The State of Hurt (SAGE, 2016) and editor of The Idea of the University: Histories and Contexts (Routledge, 2019).

Update: 28 March 2022


Has participated in

From Disobedience to Solidarity

Confronting Authoritarianisms