St Joseph's University, 36, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru-560027, Karnataka, India.
A Public-Private-Partnership University under RUSA 2.0 of MHRD (Government of India), established by the Karnataka Govt. Act No. 24 of 2021
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Faculty Details


Ms Vijeta kumar

Assistant Professor,

Faculty Details

Academic Degree Subject University Address of the University Rank/ Medals
N.E.T English UGC New Delhi
M.A English St. Joseph's College (Autonomous) -- affiliated to Bangalore University Bangalore Yes
B.A Journalism, English, Psychology Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College -- affiliated to Bangalore University Bangalore Yes
Eligibility Details
Category Subject Status
OTHERS English Cleared
Book Chapter Published
Article Title Book title Book editor Article pages No of Chapters Year ISBN Publisher Details
Taking the Leap Visible/Invisible Representation Of Women In Art Through The MAP Collection Kamini Sawhney 28-35 1 2023 ISBN-13: 978-81-957576-0-2 Museum of Art & Photography
Self-made vs Self-respect: The Politics of Belonging in Zoya Akhtar’s Films ReFocus: The Films of Zoya Akhtar Aakshi Magazine, Amber Shields 180-195 1 2022 Hardback: 9781474476416 Ebook (ePub): 9781474476447 Ebook (PDF): 9781474476430 Edinburgh University Press
Between rage and silence: being Dalit on Twitter Feminist Media Studies, Vol 21, 2021 Cynthia Carter and Isabel Molina-Guzmán 157-158 1 2021 ISSN: 1468-0777 Taylor and Francis
Online (Indian/South Asian) Digital Protest Publics Negotiating #POC, #BIPOC, and #anticaste Networked Feminisms - Activist Assemblies and Digital Practices SHANA MACDONALD; BRIANNA I. WIENS; MICHELLE MACARTHUR AND MILENA RADZIKOWSKA 145-161 1 2021 Hard cover: 9781793613790/ eBook: 9781793613806 Lexington Books: Rowman and Littlefield
Title Journal Name Year DOI/URL Your authorial position How many authors Clarivate IF
‘The Absent State and Freedom of Expression: The Case of M.F. Husain’ for Integral Liberation: A Quarterly Review for Justice, Development and Social Change Vol.15. No.2 2011 1st and corresponding 2
‘Religions cannot liberate the Subalterns’ Integral Liberation: A Quarterly Review for Justice, Development and Social Change Vol.15. No.1 Bang 2011 1st 1
Title of Project Category Level Department Current Status Principal Investigator Funding Agency Project Start Date Project End Date Amount
Title of Paper Title of Seminar/Conference Organized by Level Start Date Place Country Duration
Who Owns Shakespeare Shakespeare in the ‘Post’ Colonies: What’s Shakespeare to Them, or They to Shakespeare? Shakespeare Association of America International 02-04-2021 SAA, Department of English University of Mississippi - over Zoom USA Three Days
Turning the Classroom into a Playground: Some Experiences with Writing after Web 2.0 Words Words Words: The Future of Literary Writing English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. International 25-11-2015 Hyderabad India Three Days
Reinvention and Feminist Practice in the Web 2.0 Era Language, Literature and Culture Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Pune International 15-12-2014 Pune India Three Days
Events Organized
Type of Event Level Organized by Date From Title of Event Duration Place
Workshop International Uzbekistan State World Languages University 16-08-2020 Creative Reading > Creative Writing Afternoon Zoom
Workshop National The Blue Dawn: A facilitator of services to Bahujan communities 12-04-2020 From Shadows to the Stars - A writing workshop conducted via Zoom Afternoon Online workshop on zoom
Workshop International Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati 09-03-2020 Vaomalan One day Guwahati
Workshop National Dalit Women Fight, AIDMAM (ALL INDIA DALIT MAHILA ADHIKAR MANCH) 12-12-2019 Broken to Whole: A life in Writing Three days Delhi
Workshop International Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Tubingen 21-10-2019 Caste and the Experience of Graded Sovereignty in India Two days Tubingen, Germany
Name of Consultant Name of the facility used Organization of the Consultant Name of Consultancy Project Sponsoring Agency Date of Consultancy Revenue Generated (amount in Rupees)
Samvada, Bangalore Expertise The Centre for Wellness and Justice, Baduku Community College Writing workshop on the theme of "My Life's Journey: Past, Present and Future”, for the stud Samvada, Bangalore 15-11-2018 4000
Membership (Research body/Professional Association)
Name of the Body Position Level Start Date End Date Any other Information
Shakespeare Association of America Member International 23-03-2021
All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch Creative Writing facilitator National 19-12-2017 12-01-2019 19/12/17 to present
Awards, Achievements
Name of Fellowship/ Award/Achievement Level Awarded by Place Date Duration of Fellowship
Study of the U.S Institute of Scholars on Contemporary American Literature International United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Seattle, USA 28-06-2019 6 weeks
Fulbright fellowship International United States Department of State Bureauof Educational and Cultural Affairs Seattle, USA 28-06-2019 6 Weeks
Shortlisted for the TOTO Award in Creative Writing (English) National Toto Funds the Arts Bangalore 13-01-2018
Popular Media Articles
Serial Number Name of Article Name of the Magazine / Media Year Link
7 Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd And The Loneliness Of A Bahujan Academic Huffpost 19-04-2019
6 ‘Coming Out As Dalit’: An ode to rage and defiance The Hindu Businessline 01-07-2019
5 To Fall In Love (With Yourself), You Need A Plunger, Not Plumber Huffpost 01-07-2019
4 A battleground called BR Ambedkar The Hindu Businessline 06-12-2019
8 The Coming of Reason | Relationships India Today 23-12-2019
10 The many forms of resistance Read more at: Deccan Herald 17-01-2020
3 BY PONNUTHAI’S SIDE The White Review 01-04-2021
1 Girls, Cows and the Cities they Grind to Dust The Third Eye 05-10-2021
11 ‘Jai Bhim’ is an ode to the Constitution Deccan Herald 19-11-2021
2 Hiding behind Language The Third Eye 22-08-2022
9 10 years of Pa Ranjith: A fiery filmmaker who continues to impress Deccan Herald 09-09-2022
Previous Experience
Designation Institution Name Start Date End Date
Research Assistant Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (now closed) 07-08-2012 20-11-2012
Junior Project Associate IT for Change
Faculty Development Program
Title of Event Type of Event Level Organized by Place Date From Date To
Columnist for First Post Others Others First post Bangalore 22-11-2018 23-01-2019
Conducted Creative Writing workshop at National conference Workshop National All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch Pune 19-12-2017 19-12-2017
Workshop on Gender and Media Workshop National Population First, Mumbai Press Club Mumbai 01-11-2017 02-11-2017
Creative Writing Workshop by Jahnavi Barua Workshop National British Council British Council, Bangalore 25-03-2017 26-03-2017
Staff Enrichment Programme Orientation Programmes Local St. Joseph's College Bangalore 19-11-2015 20-11-2015
Winter School in Digital Humanities Training Program International Institute of Advanced Studies, Pune Pune 15-12-2014 20-12-2014
Teaching Social Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Millenium Conference National Humanities and Social Sciences Departments of SJC (Autonomous) Bangalore 29-11-2012 30-12-2012
Resource Persons
Title of the Program Role Level Organized by Start Date Place Country
Writing Caste- Translation Politics: Ajay Navaria & Laura Brueck Subject Expert International University of Cambridge, Postcolonial and related literatures seminar 27-06-2022 zoom UK
Caste and Literature Invited Talk University English Literary Society, Kamala Nehru College 25-02-2022 Zoom India
The I and the other I: Writing the personal essay without shame or guilt Invited Talk University The Humanities Series, APU 18-02-2022 Azim Premji University India
Whose Culture is it?: Decoding Caste within 'Popular' Culture Subject Expert International Oxford University 05-02-2022 Zoom UK
DIGITAL RECIPES FOR PLEASURE POSITIVE SPACES HOW TO MAKE AN ONLINE PLATFORM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Subject Expert International Agents of Ishq and The YP Foundation 09-10-2021 Zoom India
German Spotlight: A dramatised reading of No Ship Will Come. Others International Goethe-Institut Bangalore and Sandbox collective in collaboration with the Performing Arts Society o 21-08-2021 MS Teams India, Germany
A dramatic reading and discussion of Ismat Chugtai's Lihaaf Subject Expert National Belongg Library Network in collaboration with Lahe Lahe 30-06-2021 Google Meet India
The polyphonic I: Who is I and when should she shut up? Invited Talk College level Azim Premji University, School of Arts and Sciences 31-05-2021 Zoom India
Writing as Autoethnography Subject Expert College level St. Andrews College of Arts, Science & Commerce 11-11-2020 Zoom India
NEW VISTAS : EXPLORING UNCHARTED TERRAINS IN LITERARY STUDIES Invited Talk International Arulvakku Trust 25-06-2020 Webinar India
Citizenship, Identity & Migration Invited Talk National Network of Women in Media 07-02-2020 Indian Institute of Agricultural Technologists, Bangalore India
The Circle has no ending Invited Talk International Scribe Rites - Afro Asia Poetry Peace Conference 30-12-2018 Atta Galatta - Bangalore India
Moderated a Panel: An Evening with Perumal Murugan Others National Toto Funds the Arts 07-05-2018 Bangalore India

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