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CURRICULUM VITAE (doc, 58kb)
Mahua Sarkar received her doctorate in Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University. She is currently Associate Professor of Sociology, Asian & Asian American Studies, and Women?s Studies at Binghamton University. Her recent research has focused on Muslim identity formation in colonial Bengal, the intersections among discourses of nationalism, gender, and community, the vexed relationships between history and memory, the EU, and international labour migration. Her recent publications includes her book, Visible Histories, Disappearing Women: Producing Muslim Womanhood in Late Colonial Bengal (Duke University Press, 2008), "Difference in Memory" (Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2006), "Looking for Feminism" (Gender & History, 2004), "'Community? and 'Nation': Groping for Alternative Narratives." (Economic and Political Weekly, 2003), and (with József Böröcz) "What is the EU?" (International Sociology, 2005). She is currently (2011-12) Visiting Fellow, "Arbeit und Lebenslauf in Globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive". Internationales Geisteswissenschaftliches Kolleg (IGK), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
- 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.