PhD (Christ University, Bangalore), MLitt (University of Stirling, UK)
Research Interests: Diaspora Studies, Business History, Gender Studies
Tana Trivedi is a faculty of Communication and Business History at Ahmedabad University since May 2015. A graduate and postgraduate in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, she completed her M.Litt. in Postcolonial Diaspora from University of Stirling, UK. She completed her PhD in contemporary Indo-Fijian poetry in 2020 from Christ University, Bangalore. She also holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management from Ahmedabad Management Association. Prior to joining Ahmedabad University, she worked as full-time faculty with the Department of English and Media Studies, Christ University, Bangalore for five years. She has also taught part time at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She has designed and taught courses such as Business History, Science Journalism, Diaspora Studies, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Studies, British Literature, World Literature, and Indian Writing in English. She also specializes in designing and delivering courses in Business History, Academic Writing, and Spoken Business Communication. Her research interests are in the areas of Diaspora studies, Business History, Postcolonial Studies, and Gender Studies.
Dr Trivedi is the Academic Advisor for the Pattani Archives. This is a project that involves archiving and researching the life and times of the erstwhile diwan of Bhavnagar State, Sir Prabhashankar Pattani. Important from the perspective of not just chronicling the business history of the princely states of Saurashtra-Kathiawad region of Gujarat from the early 20th century, this project is also significant because it sheds light on the administrative, economic, political, and social history of Bhavnagar. Dr Trivedi is interested in exploring the provincial histories that emerge from the reading of the archives and juxtaposing them against a larger national narrative of politics and culture.
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