Ananya Jahanara Kabir
Ananya Jahanara Kabir is Professor of English Literature at King’s College London, focusing on the intersection of written text with other forms of cultural expression, including social dance and music of African heritage across different language worlds — a topic which she explored, along with her multidisciplinary team, through an ERC Advanced Grant (2013-2018). For her innovative work in the Humanities, she received the Infosys Humanities Prize (2018), awarded by the Infosys Science Foundation, India. She is spending 2019 at the Freie Universitaet, Berlin, as a recipient of the Humboldt Forschungspreis (Humboldt Prize), awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. She is the author of Territory of Desire: Representing the Valley of Kashmir (2009), Partition’s Post-Amnesias: 1947, 1971, and Modern South Asia (2013), and is currently writing ‘Alegropolitics: connecting on the Afromodern Dance Floor.’ Her new research projects explore further the concepts of transoceanic creolization through cultural production across the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds.