King's Professor, Dr. Anisha Datta, teaches doctoral students in India
June 27, 2016
Dr. Anisha Datta was invited to India last month to teach doctoral students at the Summer School organized by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. This school is organized to expose students to different methodological and pedagogical issues. Professor Datta’s workshop, "An Introduction to Feminist Theories", was held on May 4, 2016. There were 2 three hour sessions, with 18 students present, who are pursuing their doctoral work in Public Policy and Human Resource Management. The students were quite pleased to have Professor Datta make the journey from King’s, and sent her many warm wishes of thanks.
IIM Calcutta is a high ranking post-graduate (PGDM & FPM/Ph.D.) public academic institution in India. The first two IIMs at Calcutta and Ahmedabad were set up in the Nehruvian era (1950s-1960s), and they were modelled after the North American university system.
Professor Datta teaches Sociology at King’s and her research interests include social theory, postcolonial studies, social inequality, South Asia – India, consumer culture, political economy, and comparative sociology.