CURRICULUM VITAE (doc, 135kb)
Mahua Sarkar is Associate Professor of Sociology, and Asian & Asian-American Studies at Binghamton University, New York. Recently, she has been a EURIAS Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Studies), Berlin; at Re:work, Humboldt University, Berlin (2011-12), at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi (2009-10) and the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (2007). Her areas of research interest include Historical Sociology, Gender/Feminist Theory, Postcolonial Theory, the Politics of Methods, Transnational Migration, and Global Labour History. Her publications include her book Visible Histories, Disappearing Women: Producing Muslim Womanhood in Late Colonial Bengal (Duke University Press, 2008 and Zubaan, Delhi 2008); “Changing Together, Changing Apart: Urban Muslim and Hindu Women in Pre-Partition Bengal.” History and Memory, (2015); “Between Craft and Method: Meaning and Inter-subjectivity in Oral History Analysis” in the Journal of Historical Sociology (2012); “Difference in Memory” in Comparative Studies in Society and History, (2006), “Looking for Feminism” in Gender & History, (2004), and “What is the EU? (co-authored) in International Sociology (2005). She is currently working on her second book, provisionally entitled ‘Going Abroad’ (Bidesh Kara): Circular Migration and Bangladeshi Transnational Contract Workers. She has two additional emergent research interests in surrogacy as a form of labour, and socialist internationalism.
- Writing, Orality, Memory: Interdisciplinary Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods
- Theory and Politics after Postcolonialism
- Visible Histories, Disappearing Women: Producing Muslim Womanhood in Late Colonial Bengal Duke University Press (2008). Also a special edition in South Asia by Zubaan Books (a successor of Kali for Women, the first feminist press in India) (2008).
- "Difference in Memory", Comparative Studies in Society and History, 48, 1 (January 2006):139-68.
- "What is the EU?" (co-authored with Jozsef Borocz) International Sociology, Vol. 20, 2 (June 2005): 153-173.
- Borocz, Jozsef and Mahua Sarkar. "Mi az EU?" Politikatudomanyi Szemle
- (Review of Political Sciences). 3 (2005).
- "Looking for Feminism." Gender & History, Vol. 16, 2 (August, 2004): 318-333.
- "Community and Nation: Groping for Alternative Narratives." Economic and Political Weekly (27 December 2003).
- "Shame and Honour." Biblio: A Review of Books, Volume VII, 11-12 (November- December 2002): 12-13
- "Muslim Women and the Politics of Invisibility in Late Colonial India." Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 14, No. 2 (June 2001): 226-250.