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Name Card

Name: 
Saikat Maitra
Position: 
Assistant Professor on contract
Academic Group: 
Public Policy and Management
Phone No.: 
Office No. +91-33-2467-8300 Ext. 2066
Contact Details: 
K - 309, New Academic Block (NAB), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Diamond Harbour Road, Joka Kolkata -700104
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 
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Academics

Academic Background: 
Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA Dissertation: Laboring to Create Magic: The New Worker in the Emerging Retail Industries of Kolkata Dissertation Committee Chair: Dr. Kaushik Ghosh Members: Prof. Kamran Ali, Prof. Kathleen Stewart, Prof. Hannah Wojciehowski, Dr. Sofian Merabet Research Training Programme (RTP) Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), India Thesis: The Dismantled Museum: A Critical Reading of Bouvard and Pecuchet by Gustave Flaubert Supervisor: Prof. Sibaji Bandyopadhyay M. A. Comparative Literature Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Western Ontario, Canada Thesis: Narrating Famines: An Insight into Modernity and Nationalist Myths Supervisor: Prof. Diana Brydon M. A. Comparative Literature Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, India (Rank - First Class First) Thesis: The Hyphenated Conundrum: Facets of the Jewish-Canadian Identity in Two Novels of Mordecai Richler Supervisor: Dr. Suchorita Chattopadhyay B.A. Comparative Literature Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, India, (Rank -First Class Third) Major (Honors) in Comparative Literature. Minors in Mathematics, Bengali and English
Courses Taught: 
Re-thinking Skills: Theory, Practice and Policy in Post-colonial India (2017)
Awards: 
Professional Development and Research Grants December 2016- March 2017: Fellowship grant from the German Historical Institute in London (GHIL), to study the historical contestations over skill development in the state-sponsored Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in India. 2014-2017: Max Weber Stiftung and the German Historical Institute, London (€ 26,400 per year) Spring 2014: Travel Grant, South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin ($500) Fall 2013: Professional Development Award (PDA), University of Texas at Austin ($ 400) Fall 2012: Professional Development Award (PDA), University of Texas at Austin ($400) Summer 2012: Dissertation Research and Travel Grant, South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin ($2000) Fall 2010: Professional Development Award (PDA), University of Texas at Austin ($ 300) Summer 2009: Liberal Arts Graduate Research Grant (LAGR), University of Texas at Austin ($2000) Summer 2009: Pre-Dissertation Research and Travel Grant, South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin ($2000) Summer 2008: Pre-Dissertation Research and Travel Grant, South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin ($2000) Fall 2007: Professional Development Award (PDA), University of Texas at Austin ($300) Summer 2003, Mary Routledge Fellowship: University of Western Ontario (CAD 500) Dissertation Fieldwork Research Grant Fall 2010: Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, The Wenner-Gren Foundation ($19,960) Dissertation Writing Fellowships Fall 2013 & Spring 2014: Named University of Texas at Austin Dissertation Writing Fellowship ($ 20,000 for two semesters) Fall 2011 & Spring 2012: Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin ($18,000 for two semesters) Fall 2011: Graduate Dean’s Prestigious Fellowship Supplement, University of Texas At Austin ($1,000) Fall 2012: Rhonda L. Andrews Memorial Award, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin ($2,000) University Fellowships and Scholarships Fall 2009: Liberal Arts Graduate Fellowship (LAGF), University of Texas at Austin ($1000) Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003 & Spring 2004: Graduate Tuition Scholarship: University of Western Ontario (CAD 3000 per semester) Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003 & Spring 2004: International Graduate Student Scholarship: University of Western Ontario (CAD 3500 per semester) Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003 & Spring 2004: Special University Scholarship: University of Western Ontario (CAD 3000 per semester) Teaching Award Graduate Student Teaching Award: Nominated for the year 2002-2003 by the Society of Graduate Students, the Graduate Teaching Assistants Union and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, The University of Western Ontario, Canada University Examination Awards 2002: Prof. Gopal Halder Memorial Medal: Jadavpur University, India 2002: Hirendranath Datta Memorial Medal: Jadavpur University, India 2002: Nripendra Ch. Bandyopadhyay Book Prize: Jadavpur University, India 2000: B.N. Sen Memorial Award: Jadavpur University Alumni Association (INR 500), India

Experience

Work Experience: 
2014 – 2017 Post-Doctoral Fellow Funded by the Max Weber Stiftung and the German Historical Institute, London. Academic affiliation with the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Georg-August-Universitӓt Gӧttingen (University of Gӧttingen), Germany Supervisor: Prof. Ravi Ahuja Project Title: Transforming Work: Training Programs and Retail Worker-Identity in Contemporary Kolkata. TEACHING EXPERIENCES Instructor, Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Georg-August-Universitӓt Gӧttingen (Spring 2016). Course Title: History of Modern Education in India Graduate Instructor, Department of Anthropology: University of Texas at Austin (Summer 2014). Course Title: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology