Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri

Professor Maitrayee Chaudhuri

Former Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems / School of Social Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University


Professor Maitrayee Chaudhuri has retired from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems (CSSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her research interests have been on the making of the public discourse in modern India. Her early work focused on nationalism, colonialism, and feminism in India. Since the early 1990s, she has been looking at the changing nature of public discourse in the context of both neoliberalism and the rise of majoritarianism. She was a DAAD Visiting Professor at Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg in Germany (2003), and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University (1995-1996) as well as at the University of Massachusetts (1995-1996). Professor Chaudhuri was the expert on Asia for “A Feasibility Study of Women, Intangible Heritage and Development” conducted by UNESCO and the Iranian National Commission for Culture in 2001 and is the coordinator for the JNU Global Studies MA Program in collaboration with the University of Freiburg, Germany and University of Natal, South Africa.