Debaditya Bhattacharya teaches literature at Kazi Nazrul University, India. He completed his doctoral work from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India - wherein he engaged with the relationship between literature and death, with specific reference to the testimonial speech-act. Bhattacharya researches on continental philosophy, and writes on contemporary modes of political articulation as well as practices of mobilization in the Indian context. His current interests cohere around a social-economic history of higher education, with specific attention to Indian policy-contexts. He is co-editor of Sentiment, Politics, Censorship: The State of Hurt (SAGE: 2016).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Historical Sociology of the University, Political Economy of Higher Education, History of Ideas, Histories of Intellectual Traditions, Contemporary Cultural Theory