Two new affiliated researchers at SASNET
Amrita Ghosh has a Masters in English from Rutgers University, NJ and a PhD in Postcolonial literature and theory, specializing in Partition Literature, from Drew University, New Jersey, USA. She has had a fellowship at Cornell University, Critical Theory School during summer 2008. In her doctoral dissertation, she studies the representation of borders and border crossings by human and nonhuman subjects in the aftermath of the Partition and how such Partition narratives rewrite the nation-state through the border subjects. She is currently completing her postdoc from Linnaeus University, Center of Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.
As an affiliated researcher at SASNET, Ghosh would organize workshops, speakers, panels on contemporary topics on South Asia, like Kashmir, postcoloniality and legacies of colonialism, subaltern protests, gender and violence in South Asia. She is interested in a pilot project on postcolonial enclaves (chitmahals) in the Indo-Bangladeshi border and literature coming out on the topic in both Bengali and English and hopes to collaborate on a workshop/panel on this project . Her goal is to facilitate research and collaboration with international scholars working on South Asia.
Phu Doma Lama is a post-doctoral researcher at Division of risk Management and society safety. Her research interests lie in the area of societal adaptation to climatechange and disaster risks with a focus on gender, equity and justice issues. She defended her Ph.D. thesis titled “Consequences of Adaptation for Risks: In Nepal and the Maldives” at Lund university in 2019. In her thesis, she investigated the way communities in the Maldives and Nepal were adapting to a complex combination of changes not limited to climate.
Phu is contributing to the research at SASNET through her role as the coordinator for Gender, Climate and Disaster Risk Summer school offered in collaboration with SASNET. This collaborative summer school is led by the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Lund University. One of the core aims is to build on the earlier networks and bring together researchers from Scandinavia and South Asia to facilitate dialogue and co-create knowledge, in developing gender inclusive designs in response, recovery, and preparedness. More importantly, it aims to foster further collaboration as well as sustain it.