Centre for Studies in Science Policy
School of Social Sciences, JNU
Invites you to
The Constituency of Science and its Tryst with the University
Dr Avishek Ray
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India
Venue: Room No. 227, 2nd Floor, SSS-1
Time: 03:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Abstract: Through the process of colonisation, the university has become the standard model for higher education in modern India. This talk questions the normative status of the university and argues that its emergence has come at the cost of vernacular pedagogic cultures that existed outside modern frameworks of knowledge. It examines how the discourse of Science draws its legitimacy from the pedagogic model of the university.
About the Speaker: Avishek Ray teaches at the National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam after having earned his PhD (2014) in Cultural Studies from Trent University, Canada, which is preceded by a Masters (M.A., 2009) and an undergraduate (B.A., 2007), both in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has also completed a PhD Coursework (2009-10) in Cultural Studies from the Centre for the Study of Culture & Society (CSCS), Bangalore, India. In this doctoral dissertation, he has worked on what may loosely be called archaeology of vagabondage: the political and philosophical implications of the social construct 'vagabond' and cultural representations thereof in the context of South Asia. He has edited a Bangla anthology on Religion & Popular Culture, and published in reputed journals like Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Routledge), Canadian Journal of Comparative Literature, Journal of Human Values (SAGE) among others. He has held research fellowships at IIM Calcutta, University of Edinburgh (UK), Purdue University Library (USA) and Pavia University (Italy). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
All are welcome to attend the lecture.
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