AuSI welcomes new Visiting Fellow: Dr Ipsita Sengupta

Dr Ipsita Sengupta
Thursday 15 September 2022

The ANU Australian Studies Institute (AuSI) is pleased to welcome Dr Ipsita Sengupta as our next Visiting Fellow for the 2022 – 23 Visiting Fellowship Program.

“I would like to extend a warm welcome to Ipsita on behalf of the AuSI team and wish her all the best throughout her Fellowship over the next couple of months. We are delighted that we’re able to continually collaborate with international scholars and thereby facilitate furthering Australian studies and global conversations.”

- Professor Paul Pickering, Director, ANU Australian Studies Institute

During her Fellowship, Dr Sengupta will develop a monograph on Australia’s India between 1890 and 1950. It aims to explore Australia’s pluripotent India through the published volumes and private journals of three-time Australian Prime Minister Alfred Deakin (1856 – 1919) and Australian author Mollie Skinner (1876 – 1955).

“I am honoured and excited to avail the Fellowship at the Australian Studies Institute with its comparative, interdisciplinary and transnational focus. I look forward to shaping my monograph on the elusive pasts-as-possibilities of Indo-Australian connections between 1890 and 1950, and am equally keen to cultivate at this great institution new research collaborations across disciplines in these and resonant domains.”

- Ipsita Sengupta, Visiting Fellow, ANU Australian Studies Institute

Dr Ipsita Sengupta is an Associate Professor in English at Bankura University, India, where she is currently Head of the Department. She did her B.A. at Presidency College and M.A., M.Phil. and PhD at Jawaharlal Nehru University. A recipient of the Australia-India Council Australian Studies Fellowship, she has contributed book chapters and research papers in peer-reviewed international and national journals e.g. Southerly, Antipodes, Indian Journal of Australian Studies and highly-acclaimed anthologies like Australia’s Asia (2012), published by the University of Western Australia Press. Her research interests include Indo-Australian connections, comparative studies, dialogue and translations between spaces and cultures across elusive pasts and emergent posts, trans-studies and South Asia studies.

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