Dr Carmel Christy Kattithara Joseph

Fading shore-folks of Kochi: displacement, religion and urban space-making in India

Funding period: 1 February 2021 – 1 July 2021
Type of funding: International Fellowship

Dr Carmel Christy is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi. Her research on the politics of gender, sexuality, caste, religion, media and urban space broadly focuses on spaces and production of marginality in India. She completed her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad. Her first book, Sexuality and Public Space in India: Reading the Visible, is based on her Ph.D. dissertation. Currently, she is working on her book about the interconnections between religion and urban space-making in Kochi. She has held positions as a Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz (2015-2016), Charles Wallace Short-term Research Fellow (London, 2017), Affiliated Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden (2018-2019) and as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the CEM-FMSH, Paris (2019).

As a USF International Fellow, Dr Christy will spend five months working with Dr. Paul Rabé at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden.

Profile | Email: carmel.christi@gmail.com