Debojyoti Das

Debojyoti Das is an anthropologist of South Asia, focusing on the borderlands of eastern India and the Indian Ocean. His work is deeply interdisciplinary, bridging his training as an ethnographer with archival research and extensive use of visual media and oral sources. His current research focuses on sustainable development and disaster risk reduction policy issues in the Indian Ocean coastal world through critical study of community museums, visual arts, folk paintings and in-depth participatory research. In addition to academic publications, he has contributed to newspapers, blogs, exhibitions, and delivered public lectures for wider dissemination of his research. Das was awarded a 2015–16 SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship for his project “Memory, Resilience and Climate Change: An Ethnographic Account of Flood and Cyclone in South and South East Asia”. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the South Asian Studies Council at Yale University's MacMillan Center during the 2016–17 academic year. He completed his PhD in social anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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