Moumita Sen

Postdoktor

Religion, politikk og visuelle studier

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Presentasjon

Moumita Sen is a visual studies scholar, and currently a postdoctoral fellow at [INTERSECT] (https://www.mf.no/en/casr/intersect). Her larger research interest is in the field of Indian visual culture. Her forthcoming monograph Demon, King, or Rebel: The Mahishasur Movement of India is based on her postdoctoral research which focuses on the intersection of aesthetic discourse, popular religiosity, and organized politics in the Mahishasur movement, in which caste minorities in India publicly venerate a “demon” in hegemonic Hindu mythology. Her doctoral dissertation (2016), which she is in the process of turning into a book, studied the practices of clay-modelling in West Bengal, which weave together the worlds of art, religion, and politics. Her dissertation received the Norwegian king’s gold medal for ‘outstanding research’ in 2017. She is the co-editor of Nine Nights of the Goddess: The Navaratri Festival in South Asia (SUNY, 2018).

Utvalgte publikasjoner

  • Sen, M. (2018). From the Great Goddess to Everywoman: Western Naturalism and the Durga Murti in West Bengal. Religion and Technology in India: Spaces, Practices and Authorities. Routledge. ISBN: 9780815384168
  • Sen, M. (2018). Politics, Religion, and Art in the Durga Puja of West Bengal. Nine Nights of the Goddess: The Navaratri Festival in South Asia, s. 105 - 120. SUNY Press. ISBN: 978-1-4384-7069-6
  • Sen, M. & Simmons, C. (2018). Movements of Navaratri. Nine Nights of the Goddess: The Navaratri Festival in South Asia, s. 1 - 22. SUNY Press. ISBN: 978-1-4384-7069-6
  • Sen, M. (2016). Clay-modelling in West Bengal. Search in Cristin...
  • Sen, M. (2016). Craft, identity, hierarchy: the Kumbhakars of Bengal. The Politics of Caste in West Bengal, s. 216 - 239. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-13-892148-1

Nyeste vitenskapelige publikasjoner

  • Sen, M. (2021). Land-grabbing deities: the politics of public space in a multi-religious neighbourhood. Routledge. ISBN: 9780367561505
  • Sen, M. (2019). ‘Durga did not kill Mahishasur’: Hindus, Adivasis, and Hindutva. Outrage: The Rise of Religious Offence in Contemporary South Asia, s. 149 - 176. UCL Press. ISBN: 9781787355286
  • Sen, M. (2019). The Mahishasur Movement Online: A Precarious Network of Demon-Followers. Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 8(1), s. 105 - 131. ISSN: 2588-8099
  • (2018). Nine Nights of the Goddess: The Navaratri Festival in South Asia. SUNY Press. ISBN: 978-1-4384-7069-6
  • Sen, M. (2018). Politics, Religion, and Art in the Durga Puja of West Bengal. Nine Nights of the Goddess: The Navaratri Festival in South Asia, s. 105 - 120. SUNY Press. ISBN: 978-1-4384-7069-6
  • Sen, M. (2018). From the Great Goddess to Everywoman: Western Naturalism and the Durga Murti in West Bengal. Religion and Technology in India: Spaces, Practices and Authorities. Routledge. ISBN: 9780815384168
  • Sen, M. & Simmons, C. (2018). Movements of Navaratri. Nine Nights of the Goddess: The Navaratri Festival in South Asia, s. 1 - 22. SUNY Press. ISBN: 978-1-4384-7069-6
  • Sen, M. (2016). Craft, identity, hierarchy: the Kumbhakars of Bengal. The Politics of Caste in West Bengal, s. 216 - 239. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-13-892148-1

Utdanning og praksis

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2007 - 2009MA at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
2009 - 2011M Phil at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
2012 - 2016Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo
2016 - 2020Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo