Durba Mitra

Durba Mitra

Assistant Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute
Durba Mitra
Durba Mitra is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Mitra works at the intersection of feminist and queer studies. Her research and teaching focus on the history of sexuality, the history of science and medicine, and women and gender in the colonial and postcolonial world.  In her current book project, Mitra examines the central place of sexuality in the development of the social sciences in India and across the colonial world. Mitra’s research has appeared in Economic and Political WeeklyHistory and Technology, and Feminist Studies, and has been supported by fellowships at the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania, Bowdoin College, and as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India.
 
Mitra’s undergraduate courses include “Who Run the World: Feminism in the Age of Empire”, “Feminist Theory: The Body as Archive,” and “The Sexual Life of Colonialism.”
 
Mitra is engaged with issues of digitization, access, and archivization in South Asia. She is a member of the Group for Experimental Methods at Columbia (http://xpmethod.plaintext.in/about.html).

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