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Dr. des. Jayana Jain

Dr. des. Jayana Jain

Researcher

Areas of research and interest

Diaspora and transnational studies, postcoloniality, South Asian studies, film studies, political theory, gender and disability studies, digital humanities.

Contact

Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Room: C U106
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9610

Work group

Project ONLINERPOL

Education

  • 2014—2019: Ph.D. in English Literary and Cultural Studies, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität (WWU) Münster
  • 2012—2013: B.Ed. in English and International Education, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education, Mumbai
  • 2010—2012: M.A. Honours and Major in English Literature, University of Mumbai and Otto-Von Guericke Universität Magdeburg (WS 2011-2012)
  • 2007—2010: B.A. Major in English Literature and Honours in History, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • 2007—2008: DEM (Diploma in Event Management), National Institute of Event Management of India, Mumbai

Academic Positions

  • 10/2019- 09/2020: Lecturer for Special Tasks, English Seminar, WWU Münster
  • SS 2019: Research Assistant and Lecturer, English Seminar, WWU Münster
  • 2017-2018: Contributing Editor, Textpraxis: Digitales Journal für Philologie, WWU Münster
  • SS 2017: Research Assistant and Lecturer, English Seminar, WWU Münster
  • 02/2016 - 05/2016: Research Associate, CoHaB Indian Diaspora Centre, University of Mumbai
  • 10/2014 - 10/2015: ESR (Early Stage Researcher), ITN Marie Curie EU- funded CoHaB, WWU Münster
  • 01/2014 - 08/2014: Lecturer (Shikshan Sevak), English Department, Ramnivas Ruia College, University of Mumbai
  • 06/2013 - 01/2014: Secondary Section Teacher (English and Social Sciences), Gopi Birla Memorial School, Mumbai

Scholarship Grants/Awards

  • 2016—2020: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Graduate School Scholarship (Doctoral Studies)
  • 2016—2017: Heinrich Hertz Foundation Scholarship for Doctoral Studies (Grant returned to accept DAAD).
  • 2014—2015: ITN Marie Curie Fellowship for Early Stage Doctoral Research under European Union funded project Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging (CoHaB)
  • 2012—2013: The Douglas J. Dias Scholarship for English Education, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education, Mumbai
  • 2012—2013: Dr. Elaine Ann Charles Golden Jubilee Scholarship for English Practice Teaching, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education, Mumbai

Teaching

Summer Term 2020

  • Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies II (Group II) (Grundkurs; English Seminar, WWU Münster)
  • Literature as Resistance in Times of Environmental Crisis (Master Seminar; English Seminar, WWU Münster)
  • British, American and Postcolonial Cultures – Past and Present (Group V) (Übung; English Seminar, WWU Münster)

Winter Term 2019/2020

  • Nation and Homing Desires in Migratory British Muslim Fiction (Master Seminar; English Seminar, WWU Münster)
  • Migratory Masculinities in Postcolonial Indian Fiction and Films (Übung Theory and Literature Gruppe IV; English Seminar, WWU Münster)
  • Academic Skills (Sprachpraktische Übungen Gruppe VIII; English Seminar, WWU Münster)

Summer Term 2019

  • Reading British Literature in the Post-9/11 Context (Master Seminar: Students-for-Students; English Seminar, WWU Münster)

Summer Term 2017

  • Academic Skills II (Sprachpraktische Übungen Gruppe IX; English Seminar, WWU Münster)

Summer and Winter Term 2013-2014

  • English Language and Literature (Selected British, American and Indian Novels, Short Stories, Plays and Poetry; English Department, Ramnarian Ruia College)

 Academic Memberships

  • 2019— EASAS (European Association for South Asian Studies)
  • 2017—2018 SALA (South Asian Literary Association)
  • 2016— DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
  • 2015—2016 GAPS (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien)
  • 2015— ITN MCCA (Initial Training Network’s Marie Curie Alumni Association)
  • 2010— St. Xavier’s College Association

Publications

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