Lecturer in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Anouska Bhattacharyya is a Lecturer in History and Literature, and an Assistant Coordinator in General Education at Harvard University. Her work lies at the intersection of history of medicine and ethnic and diaspora studies, with a focus on empire and psychiatry. A seven-time recipient of the Harvard University Excellence in Teaching award, Bhattacharyya’s undergraduate courses span the psychology of sex, the history of London, digital learning, animal studies, and the postcolonial novel. Her current book project examines the live-in communities of nineteenth-century psychiatric asylums in British India, and has been supported by fellowships from the British Society for the History of Science, the Hiebert Foundation, the South Asia Institute, the Wellcome Trust, and the Knox Fellowship program. Her next book project uses a transnational lens to reexamine technologies of biomedical surveillance in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.
Bhattacharyya has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and an M.Phil. and a B.A. from Cambridge University. She has demonstrated a commitment to diversity in the American liberal arts system by advocating for safe spaces for bodies of colour, of size, and of all gender identities in Harvard’s residential life.