Dr. Anisha Datta

Dr. Anisha Datta

Dr. Anisha Datta

Department Chair/Associate Professor

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 - Capitalism in our Time
  • Soc 3378G - Global Divide 
  • Soc 1020 - Introduction to Sociology


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

Selected Publications

Datta, A. & I. Chakraborty. (2023). 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 


'Is Decolonization Possible in a Settler Colonial Society?' (July 2022) for the Open Sociology Microlearning Series at the Maskwacis Cultural College, Canada

'Feminist Films, Film Censorship and the Nature of Indian Democracy (June 2022) at School of Media and Communications, Adamas University, India

“Culture Shock! The Impact of Pandemics” (February 2021) an online panel organized by the London Heritage Council with support from the City of London’s Culture Office (Role: Panelist)

The Women’s Question and the Mainstream Left in India: Some Events and Ideologies in the late 20th Century Bengal (April 2018) at New Zealand India Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

'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