Faculty at School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- 2018-2022 - PhD, Anthropology Department, Maynooth University, Ireland. Supervisor: Dr. Chandana Mathur. PhD Thesis: Songs of Life from fluvial worlds: A river, the state and Bengali Muslim char-dwellers in Assam, India. [Awarded May 2023]
- 2015-2017 – MA in Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
- 2012-2015 – BA in Sociology, Lady Shriram College for Women, University of Delhi.
- 2023 (Jan.-June): Lecturer (part-time), Course: Anthropology of Ethnicity, Adult and Community Education Department and Anthropology Department, Maynooth University. Duties: Curriculum designing, teaching and grading the module.
- 2023 (Jan.-June): Graduate Teaching Assistant (Senior-grade): Course: Ethnographic theory and practice, Anthropology Department, Maynooth University. Duties: teaching (taking tutorials) and grading the module.
- 2022-2023 (Sept. 2022-May 2023.): Lecturer (part-time), Course: Introduction to Anthropology, Adult and Community Education Department, Maynooth University [as part of Communiversity program]. Duties: Curriculum designing and teaching the module.
- 2022 (Jan.- May): Lecturer (part-time), Course: Ethnographic theory and practice, Adult and Community Education Department and Anthropology Department, Maynooth University. Duties: Curriculum designing, teaching and grading the module
- 2021 (Sep.-Dec.): Teaching Intern, Courses: a) Anthropology and Development b) Ecology and Power. Anthropology Department, Maynooth University. Duties: Curriculum designing, teaching and grading the module on ‘Water’ for each course.
- 2017-2018: Post-graduate Teacher (full-time), Sociology, Bluebells International School, New-Delhi, India.
- 2016-2017: RA, Dr. Dan Smyer Yu, Professor and Founding Director, Center for Trans-Himalayan Studies, Yunnan Minzu University, China. Project: “Yunnan-Burma-Bengal Corridor Geographies: Protean Edging of Habitats and Empires.” It was supported by a Swedish Research Council grant (https://lnu.se/en/research/searchresearch/forskningsprojekt/the-india-china-corridor/)
- 2017 (June-Aug.): RA, Dr. Dev Nath Pathak, Assistant Professor, South Asian University, New Delhi, Project: Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) approved project on Politics of Institutional Theatre in India.
Water, Environment, Citizenship, Infrastructure, Bureaucracy, State, Minority, Migration, North-east India.
1. 2019-2022: Irish Research Council’s Post-Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ireland.
2. September-December, 2022: COVID-19 Funding for Research Disruption, Higher Education Authority, Ireland.
3. 2018-19: John and Pat Hume Doctoral Scholarship.
4. 2021: Irish Research Council’s Early Career Researcher of the Year Award (Nomination)
5. 2014- : Fellow, Golden Key International Honor Society, Melbourne, Australia.
6. 2017: Emerging Scholar Award, 15th New Directions in Humanities Conference, Imperial College, London.
7. 2018: Junior Research Fellowship, Government of India. (Not availed)
- - Das, B. 2021. Narratives from a fluvial world: Poetics of charland dwelling in neo-colonial Assam in Dan Smyer Yu and Erik De Maaker (eds.)’s Environmental Humanities in the New Himalayas. New York: Routledge.
- - Das, B. 2020. Analysis of Tanika Sarkar’s ‘A Book of Her Own…: The Autobiography of a Nineteenth-Century Woman’ in Selvy Thiruchandran (ed.)’s Bound by Culture: Essays on Cultural Production signifying Gender. New Delhi: Women Unlimited.
1. Editor [along with Dr. Sayan Dey, Dr. Su-ming Khoo, Dr. Epifania Amoo-Adare]. 2023 [upcoming]. SPECIAL ISSUE: Decolonizing Academia. Irish Journal of Sociology.
2. Das, B. 2022. Review: Fishers, Monks and Cadres: Navigating State, Religion and the South China Sea in Central Vietnam by Edyta Roszko. Social Anthropology 30(4). DOI: https://doi.org/10.3167/saas.2022.300411
Das, B. 2023. NRC, “Jatiyotabaad” and Citizenship Crisis in Assam. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ) 30: 1-13 [Online]. Access at https://journals.openedition.org/samaj/8530