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Dr. Devika Sethi joins IIT Mandi as Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Posted by chandan 
Dr. Devika Sethi was awarded a Ph.D. degree (History) by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi in 2013 for her thesis titled ‘Proscribing Ideas: Censorship in India, c. 1930-60’. She received her B.A. degree (2003) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and her M.A. (2005) and M.Phil (2007) degrees from the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
After being awarded a UGC-JRF (2005) she taught undergraduate students in the History Departments at St. Stephen’s College (2009-10), Lady Shri Ram College for Women (2014) and Gargi College (2014-15), all affiliated to Delhi University. During the course of her education she has spent time as an exchange student in Japan (Teaching Assistant – October 2002) and Germany (Doctoral Research fellow – Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Georg-August University, Goettingen – March-October 2011). In 2013 she was one of fifteen scholars chosen world-wide to participate in the 8th Annual Decolonization Seminar, a month-long event mentored by leading Historians, and organized by the American Historical Association and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Her field of specialization is Modern Indian History, specifically colonialism and decolonization. Her research areas are free speech and censorship.
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