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Sreedeep Bhattacharya
Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory
School of Humanities and Social Science
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Education Details
PhD in Sociology, JNU, 2012
M.Phil in Sociology, JNU, 2007
M.A. in Sociology, JNU, 2006
B.A. in Sociology, University of Delhi, Hindu College, 2004
Professional Experience
2013-2017: Fellow, C-PACT

2012 - 2013: Research Associate for a project titled ‘Asian Cities in the Age of Global Modernity’ with National University of Singapore

2012 - 2013: Research Consultant with A.B. Design Habit, New Delhi.
Research Interests:
Visual/Material Cultures/Virtual Cultures, Planned-Obsolescence/After-Life of Things, Body/Image/Representations, Photography/Visual Anthropology
Select Publications
Peer Reviewed Publications (During the tenure with C-PACT)
  • Lives in Debt: Narratives of Agrarian Distress and Farmers’ Suicide in Yavatmal and Sangrur (submitted to EPW)

  • Afterlife of Things in the Liminal Debris of Consumer Culture (submitted to Public Culture)

  • Contested Spaces and Resultant Conflicts: Some Aspects of the Agrarian Crisis in India, Review of Market Integration, Vol 7, No 2, 2017 (Sage).

  • Currently conceptualizing a book titled ‘For Brand’s Sake: Images of Who-We-Are and Who-We-Want-To-Be

  • Social Circulation of Peer Reviewed Bodies: Consuming Images of the Ideal-Body & Transforming Body-Images for Consumption (submitted to Society and Culture in South Asia)

  • Crossing the Line: Caring Across the Borders, Yale Journal of International Affairs, September 29, 2016

  • Dark Colors of Cotton, IIC Quarterly, forthcoming issue in October, 2016

  • Mind your Language: Their Body, Our Villager in Society and Culture in South Asia, Vol. 2, Issue 2, June 2016

  • Co-Author, Re-thinking the Industrial Disputes Act: Labour Relations for New India

  • Co-Author, ‘Matters of Life and Debt’ - A Report Submitted to Reserve Bank of India on Rural Distress and Farmers’ Suicide in Yavatmal and Sangrur, 2016

  • River Ending - A visual narrative on degeneration of River Yamuna, Mass Context, 2013, Issue 19 / Fall 13, p 34-51
Other Publications: (During the tenure with C-PACT)
  • ‘'The self in the self (i.e.)’, OPEN, Feb 2016, Vol 08, Issue 8, 2015, p14-17

  • Can’t Stop Drooling – How the Erotification of the popular media is changing urban desires,OPEN, August 18, 2015.

  • Mock, Mock! Who’s Calling? The ironies of outsourcing and the aspirations of an individual, OPEN, Vol 7, Issue 29, July 27, 2015, P 42-45

  • Left Out, Left behind, Left in Between – an Essay, OPEN, Vol 7, issue 22, June 7, 2015, p 30-33

  • bluetooth in our bodies’, Himal, June 2016, himalmag.com/bluetooth-in-our-bodies/
Visual Narratives/Photo Features

  • Benaeth the Iron Curtain: Images of Life under Delhi’s Lohapul’, The Wire, June, 2016

  • bluetooth in our bodies’ – Translation of a section of the book 'Bhromonavishar' (2013), Himal, June 2016

  • The Afterlife of the Lifeless at Mayapuri Junkyard’, The Wire, May 1, 2016

  • The Art of Campus Protests - A feature on political graffiti in The Wire, Jan 26, 2016.

  • Sacred and Profane, Action and Pause, Bodaki Crossing – Journal of Literature and Art, Vol 1, 2015

  • Phoenix Rising, The Sunday Guardian, November 21, 2015, p 30-31

  • Troubled Waters, The Sunday Guardian, Vol 6. Issue 31, August, 2015, p 10-11

  • On a Magical Carpet in Varanasi - Open, May 26, 2014, p44-48.

  • Museums of Enchanting Past - Millennium Post, April 20, 2014, P IV

  • Courting Prospects – A visual narrative on identity issues of a border village in Ladakh, January 09, 2013, Himal
  • Exhibited the visual project titled “Inorganic Transplants: afterlife of the lifeless' in India International Centre, April 1-11, 2016. This exhibition is a part of India Photo Archive Foundation's initiative to curate the works of photographers around the theme of 'waste' & 'recycle'.

  • Exhibited in in TRIVENI KALA SANGAM (Open Air Gallery, Mandi House, NOVEMBER 20 - 26 as a part of the BOOKART exploration for the 8th BOOKAROO LITFEST 2015, supported by Vadehra Art Gallery Bookstore

  • Exhibited in Faces in the Dark, 5th - 24th December 2010 at Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Calcutta

  • Exhibited in heard-unheard, December 2010, Artspeak India, New Delhi

  • Exhibited brand(e)scape: the changing sur(face) of the city - a solo photography exhibition of work in progress, Nov 3-17 in Arts & Aesthetics Gallery, JNU.
National and International Recognition:
Received ICSSR Fellowship for undertaking a visual project on manual scavenging, 2016-2017.

Received Neel Dongre Grants for Excellence in Photography funded by The India Photo Archive Foundation to participate in a collaborative photography project on recycling, which was exhibited in India International Centre, April 1-11, 2016

Research Associate for ‘Asian Cities in the Age of Global Modernity’ with National University of Singapore, 2012.

Student Fellow of the Media Fellowship Programme, Public Service Broadcasting Trust, 2007.

Recipient of 'Student Stipends for Research on the City’ by Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 2007
Executive Summary:
SREEDEEP is currently a Fellow with the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University.
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