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A. (Arnab) Dutta, MA

Doctoral Candidate
A. (Arnab) Dutta, MA

Arnab Dutta is a PhD candidate at The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, and a PhD member of the University Committee for Academic Practice (UCW), an independent advisory committee of the Board of the University. Previously, he held the position of the Secretary of the PhD Council of the Faculty of Arts (2018 – 19). Funded by a DAAD fellowship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), he is currently a visiting PhD at the Global Intellectual History Graduate School, Freie Universität Berlin. He has also been a Visiting Doctoral Researcher (2019 – 20) at the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden – a U4 Society and ENLIGHT partner university of Groningen. At Uppsala University, he is now a member of the Inerdisciplinary Reserach Network on 'Anxiety', funded by the university's Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS).

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 endowed him with The Duke of Arenberg Award of 2018. The other recent awards include RuG's Sustainable Society Intercontinental PhD Grant for a research stay at Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, USA and the International Weimar Award 2020 from the Goethe and Schiller Archive, Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Germany.

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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