Arnab Dutta is a PhD candidate at The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands. He holds the position of the Secretary of the PhD Council of the Faculty of Arts. He is currently spending a semester (August 2019 to January 2020) as a Visting Doctoral Researcher at the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden.
He has previously studied at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India; and later on completed his Erasmus Mundus Joint-degree MA in Euroculture from Göttingen (Germany), Groningen (The Netherlands) and Uppsala (Sweden). He is also an Associate Researcher at European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels, Belgium.
Arnab was awarded the University Gold Medal (2012) from Jadavpur University for securing the first position in the first class during his undergraduate studies. He received the India4EUII exchange fellowship (2013-14) from the European Commission for his stay at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Göttingen; and the Erasmus Mundus Euroculture scholarship (2015-17) from the European Commission.
His Euroulture Master thesis, which looked at the South Asian perceptions of intra-European borders in the early twentieth century, has been awarded the 2018 ALBA Award. Moreover, the Coimbra Group (a consortium of 40 prestigious universities across Europe) and the Duke of Arenberg have recently endowed him with The Duke of Arenberg Award of 2018.
His research interests are in cultural and intellectual history of early twentieth century Europe, South Asian critical thought, and Postcolonial Studies.
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