Research Interests: Cultural theory, gender studies, cultural history of Indian music, Inter-Asia studies, translation theory
Tejaswini Niranjana, who has been Visiting Professor with the School of Arts and Science at Ahmedabad University since 2016, joins as Director, Centre for Inter-Asian Research, and Dean, Online Programmes. She is currently Professor and Head, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. She is co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, which offered an innovative inter-disciplinary PhD programme from 2000-2012. During 2012-16, she headed the Centre for Indian Languages in Higher Education at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and was Indian-language advisor to Wikipedia. She is the author of Siting Translation: History, Post-structuralism and the Colonial Context (University of California Press, 1992), Mobilizing India: Women, Music and Migration between India and Trinidad (Duke UP, 2006), and Musicophilia in Mumbai: Performing Subjects and the Metropolitan Unconscious (Duke UP, 2020). Her most recent edited volume, with Wang Xiaoming, is Genealogies of the Asian Present: Situating Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Orient Blackswan, 2015).