Dr. Anisha Datta

Dr. Anisha Datta

Dr. Anisha Datta

Associate Professor

Office: DL234
Phone: 4595
Email: adatta22@uwo.ca
Website: https://uwo.academia.edu/AnishaDatta


  • Ph.D., The University of British Columbia, Vancouver


  • Soc 4404F - Modern Sociological Theory 
  • Soc 4405G - Seminar in Modern Sociological Theory 
  • Soc 3382G - Neoliberalism and Our Society 
  • Soc 3378G - Global Divide 
  • Soc 1020 - Introduction to Sociology


Social Theory, Postcolonial Studies, South Asia – India, Consumer Culture, Political Economy, and Historical Sociology.

Selected Publications

Datta, A. & I. Chakraborty. (Forthcoming, 2021). The Ideology of Hindutva in the Canadian Hindu Diaspora’s Media: A critical examination of the integrative and non-integrative discourses in The Handbook of Ethnic Media in Canada edited by Daniel Ahadi, Sherry S. Yu, and Ahmad Al-Rawi. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Datta, A. (2018). Through the Eyes of an Artist: Consumption Ethos and Commercial Art in Bengal. Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 242-261, (Special Issue: India).

Datta, A. & I. Chakraborty. (2017). Are you Neoliberal Fit? The Politics of Consumption under Neoliberalism in The SAGE Handbook of Consumer Culture edited by Olga Kravets, Steve Miles, Pauline Maclaran et. al. London: SAGE.

Datta, A. (2016). How Has Neo-Liberalism Affected Our Social Life, King's Cosmos 1, 12-15

Datta, A. (2015). Review of Paradoxes of Empowerment: Development, Gender and Governance in Neoliberal India, by Aradhana Sharma, Gender, Technology and Development 19 (2), 2015: 231-238 

Datta, A. (2015). Review of Recasting Caste: From the Sacred to the Profane by Hira Singh, Canadian Journal of Sociology 40 (1), 2015: 123-126 

Datta, A. (2014). The Unfairness of Being Fair. In P. Chakravarty (Ed.), Shrapnel minima: Writings from humanities underground. London: Seagull Books. 

Datta, A. (2012). The 'Other' in Sociological Canons: Reading the Trinity through Critical Post-colonial Lens. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 33(6), 657-673. 

Datta, A. (2009). Fair's Unfair: Simulations of Consumption and Career in Indian Advertising. In S.R. Chakraborty (Ed.), The politics of sport in South Asia. London: Routledge. (Reprint). 

Datta, A. (2008). Fair's Unfair: Simulations of Consumption and Career in Indian Advertising. International Journal of the History of Sport, 25(12), 1628-1636. 

Datta, A. (2007). Modernity, Gender and Political Allegory in ‘Third World Literature’: The case of Streer Patra [A wife’s letter]. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2(3), 111-118. 

Datta, A. (2006). Review of Women in the Indian national Movement: Unseen Faces and unheard Voices 1930 – 1942, by Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 12 (3), 2006: 110 – 118 


'Recovering the Radical Durkheim through a Durkheimian Reading of Suicides in Colonial and Post-colonial India’ presented at The Durkheimian-Conundrum: A Reflective Teaching Panel and Discussion, Congress, CSA-Annual, May 2017, Toronto Canada 

‘An Introduction to Feminist Theories’, a summer school workshop for doctoral students conducted at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, May 4 2016, India 

‘Decolonizing Development: A Historical Sociological Perspective’, presented at King’s Model UN Conference, March 25 2014, London Canada 

‘Learning to Juggle: Teaching, Doing Research and Having a Life’, presented at Brandon University Women's Research Network Brown Bag Lunch - Research Experiences as Women, March 23 2012, Brandon Canada

‘Social Eugenics and Macro-Motherhood in the Name of a Sustha Nation Sate’, presented at The South Asia Studies Forum, University of Manitoba, March 9 2012, Winnipeg, Canada 

‘Indian Feminism: Face to Face with Old and New Challenges’, presented at International Women’s Day Celebration organized by the Brandon University Women’s Collective and Brandon University Students’ Union, March 8 2012, Brandon, Canada